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An edition of Ptolemy's Almagest (1948)

Ptolemy's Almagest

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This edition was published in by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J.

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

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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 Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Originally published: London : Duckworth, 1984.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
520
Library of Congress
QB41 .P957 1998

Contributors

Translator
G. J. Toomer
Foreword
Owen Gingerich

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
p. cm.
Number of pages
693

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL371954M
ISBN 10
0691002606
ISBN 13
9780691002606
LC Control Number
98033565
Library Thing
485323
Goodreads
436352

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