Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Ptolemaeus, Claudius (Ptolemy)
(478 words)

active in the 2nd cent. AD;

important Greek natural scientist.

Works

Fundamental works on astronomy, astrology, geography, optics, harmonics, and mathematics.

Translations

Translations of Ptolemaeus into Arabic, and from Arabic into Latin, secured his influence up to the Early Modern age.

Works

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Landfester, Manfred, “Ptolemaeus, Claudius (Ptolemy)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0191>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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