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An edition of Ptolemy's Almagest (1948)

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This edition was published in by Duckworth in London.

Written in English

693 pages

Ptolemy's Almagest is one of the most influential scientific works in history. A masterpiece of technical exposition, it was the basic textbook of astronomy for more than a thousand years, and still is the main source for our knowledge of ancient astronomy. This translation, based on the standard Greek text of Heiberg, makes the work accessible to English readers in an intelligible and reliable form. It contains numerous corrections derived from medieval Arabic translations and extensive footnotes that take account of the great progress in understanding the work made in this century, due to the discovery of Babylonian records and other researches. It is designed to stand by itself as an interpretation of the original, but it will also be useful as an aid to reading the Greek text.

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Ptolemy's Almagest is one of the most influential scientific works in history. A masterpiece of technical exposition, it was the basic textbook of astronomy for more than a thousand years, and still is the main source for our knowledge of ancient astronomy. This translation, based on the standard Greek text of Heiberg, makes the work accessible to English readers in an intelligible and reliable form. It contains numerous corrections derived from medieval Arabic translations and extensive footnotes that take account of the great progress in understanding the work made in this century, due to the discovery of Babylonian records and other researches. It is designed to stand by itself as an interpretation of the original, but it will also be useful as an aid to reading the Greek text.

Ptolemy's Almagest

This edition was published in by Duckworth in London.


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [673]-681.
Translation of: Almagest.
Includes index.

Series
Duckworth classical, medieval, and renaissance editions

Classifications

Library of Congress
QB41 .P957x 1984b

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 693 p. :
Number of pages
693

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3006023M
ISBN 10
0715615882
LC Control Number
84673280
Library Thing
2123626
Goodreads
3423612

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