John McLennan, New Zealand

Ptolemy

July 14, 2008
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Last one for daffseek.

Can any of our classics students please tell us
Ptolemy  ? queen, goddess ,  where  when,  —  ? ? ?.
Thanks  John.

 

3 responses to “Ptolemy”

  1. John Beck says:

    Mmm perhjaps an Egyptian mathematician or perhaps a Greek ruler of Egypt?

    John

  2. John Beck says:

    Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemaeus ( Greek : Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος ; after 83 – 161 CE), known in English as Ptolemy , was a Greek mathematician , geographer , astronomer , and astrologer . He lived in Roman Egypt , and was probably born there at the town in the Thebaid called Ptolemais of Hermias; he died in Alexandria . Ptolemy was the author of several scientific treatises, three of which would be of continuing importance to later Islamic and European science.

  3. Joanna Lloyd Tilghman says:

    Ptolemy ruled Egypt at the same time that Brutus and Caesar were living.