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Ptolemy in PerspectiveAncient Rejection and Adoption of Ptolemy’s Frame of Reference for Longitudes

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Ptolemy in PerspectiveAncient Rejection and Adoption of Ptolemy’s Frame of Reference for Longitudes

Part of the Archimedes Book Series (volume 23)
Editors: Jones, Alexander
Ptolemy in Perspective — Jan 1, 2010

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
ISBN
978-90-481-2787-0
Pages
11 –44
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2788-7_2
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Easily the most often cited passage in Theon of Alexandria’s Little Commentary on Ptolemy’s Handy Tables is the twelfth chapter, which is brief enough to quote in its entirety:1]

Published: Jan 1, 2010

Keywords: Fourth Century; Summer Solstice; Precessional Rate; Heavenly Body; Solar Longitude

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