ISBN-10:
0812692292
ISBN-13:
9780812692297
Pub. Date:
09/10/2001
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Ptolemy's Universe / Edition 1

Ptolemy's Universe / Edition 1

by Liba Chaia Taub, Liba C. Taub

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ISBN-13: 9780812692297
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/10/2001
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsXI
A Note on Editions and AbbreviationsXIII
IllustrationsXV
About the IllustrationsXVI
Introduction1
1Ptolemy and the Historians7
2The Philosophical Preface to the Syntaxis19
3The Hypotheses Underlying the Syntaxis39
I.That the heaven moves spherically45
II.That the Earth, taken as a whole, is sensibly spherical61
III.That the Earth is in the middle of the beavens, with regard to the senses71
IV.That the Earth has the ratio of a point relative to the size of the heavens79
V.That the Earth makes no motion involving change of place84
VI.That there are two different primary motions in the heavens100
4Ptolemy's Cosmology105
5The Divinity of the Celestial Bodies and the Ethical Motivation for the Study of the Heavens135
I.The Greek Cosmological Tradition and the Search for the Divine138
II.The Ethical Motivation to Study Astronomy146
Notes155
Bibliography173
Index185

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