Ptolemy

(c.AD 100-c.AD 170) Egyptian astronomer and geographer. His Almagest developed the theory that Earth is the centre of the universe, with the Sun, Moon, and stars revolving around it. In 1543 the Polish astronomer...
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Ptolemy

(from the article `typography`) ...secretary at the Kelmscott Press), who encouraged and instructed him and helped in devising two types for his own use: Subiaco, based upon ...
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Ptolemy

[n] - Alexandrian astronomer who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until Copernicus (2nd century AD)
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Ptolemy

Ptolemaic dynasty noun an ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC; founded by Ptolemy I and ended with Cleopatra
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Ptolemy

(c. 100-168) An Egyptian astronomer, mathematician, and geographer, also known as Claudius Ptolemaeus, who worked at the great library in Alexandria and based his astronomy on the belief that all heavenly bodies revolve around Earth (see Ptolemaic system). He authored a 13-...
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Ptolemy

[general] He is first mentioned as being present with his uncle at the siege of Nora in 320 BC, when he was given up to Eumenes as a hostage for the safety of the latter during a conference with Antigonus.{r|plut_10} At a later period we find him entrusted by his uncle with commands of importance. Thus in 315 BC, when Antigonus was preparin...
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Ptolemy

[King of Thebes] In Greek mythology, Ptolemy was an ancestral ruler of Thebes, living in the 12th century BCE. His father was Damasichthon; his son, Xanthus. Since the Homeric root to Ptolemy includes no T the name is reconstructed as Polemy. ...
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Ptolemy

[name] The name Ptolemy or Ptolemaeus comes from the Greek Ptolemaios, which seems to mean warlike or son of war. There have been many people named Ptolemy or Ptolemaeus, the most famous of which are the Greek-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus and the Macedonian founder and ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, Ptolemy I Soter. The...
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Ptolemy

[somatophylax] Ptolemy (Πτολεμαῖος) was one of the selected officers of Alexander the Great, called Somatophylaces. He was killed at the siege of Halicarnassus, 334 BC, commanding two taxeis of Hypaspists, those of Adaeus and Timander. ...
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Ptolemy

[son of Mennaeus] The Jews thought themselves oppressed by Ptolemy, and hence Aristobulus II, at that time still prince and sent by his mother, Alexandra, undertook an expedition against Damascus to protect it against Ptolemy (ibid. 16, § 3; idem, B. J. i. 5, § 3). Pompey destroyed Ptolemy`s strongholds in the Lebanon and doubtless took a...
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Ptolemy

[son of Philip] Ptolemy, son of Philip was an officer who commanded the leading squadron of Macedonian cavalry (that of Socrates of Macedon) at the Battle of the Granicus, Both Gronovius and Droysen,{cn|date=April 2013} suppose that he is the same man that Alexander left with a force of 3000 infantry and 200 cavalry to defend the province o...
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Ptolemy

[son of Pyrrhus] Ptolemy (295–272 BC) was the oldest son of king Pyrrhus of Epirus and his first wife Antigone, who probably died in childbirth. He was named in honour of his mother`s stepfather, king Ptolemy I Soter of Egypt, who was a benefactor to Pyrrhus in his youth. In 272 BC Ptolemy accompanied his father on a military campaign in ...
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Ptolemy

an Egyptian astronomer, mathematician, and geographer of Greek descent who flourished in Alexandria during the 2nd century . In several fields his ... [30 related articles]
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Ptolemy

Egyptian astronomer and geographer. His Almagest developed the theory that Earth is the centre of the universe, with the Sun, Moon, and stars revolving around it. In 1543 the Polish astronomer Copernicus proposed an alternative to the Ptolemaic system. Ptolemy's Geography was a standard source of informatio...
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Ptolemy

Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus), fl. 2d cent. A.D., celebrated Greco-Egyptian mathematician, astronomer, and geographer. He made his observations in Alexandria and was the last great astronomer of ancient times. Although he discovered the irregularity in the moon's motion, known as evection, and made ...
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Ptolemy

the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt lasted from 323 BCE to 116 BCE.
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