The Almagest is a 2nd-century Greek-language mathematical and astronomical treatise on the . The second, by G. J. Toomer, Ptolemy’s Almagest in , with a second edition in The third was a partial translation by Bruce M. Perry in . JHA, xviii () ESSAY REVIEW THE ALMA GEST IN TRANSLATION Ptolemy’s Translated and annotated by G. J. Toomer (Duckworth, London, ). Ptolemy’s Almagest. Astronomy – Early works to I. Title II. Toomer. G. J.. . with microfilms of various Greek and Arabic manuscripts of the Almagest.

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Retrieved from tooemr https: Around the same time, George of Trebizond made a full translation accompanied by a commentary that was as long as the original text.

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As mentioned, Ptolemy includes a star catalog containing stars. As with many medieval manuscripts that were handcopied or, particularly, printed in the early years of printing, there were considerable differences between various editions of the same text, as the process of transcription was highly personal.

On the angles between the almgaest and the meridian. At least one translator also introduced errors. This is the amount of axial precession that occurred between the time of Hipparchos and 58 AD. Ancient Greek astronomical works Astronomy books Works by Ptolemy 2nd-century books. He says that he “observed as many stars as it was possible to perceive, even to the sixth magnitude”, and that the ecliptic longitudes are for the beginning of the reign of Antoninus Pius AD. For the journal, see Almagest journal.


In the 12th century a Spanish version was produced, which was later translated under the patronage of Alfonso X. Perry in The Almagest: AD — almagezt.

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. Magna Syntaxisand the superlative form of this Ancient Greek: By using this site, you agree to the Terms almagesg Use and Privacy Policy. A direct French translation from the Greek text was published in two volumes in and by Nicholas Halmaincluding detailed historical comments in a page preface.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The new translation was a great improvement; the new commentary was not, and aroused criticism.

Hence it cannot have been completed before abouta quarter-century after Ptolemy began observing. User Review – Flag as inappropriate It was very useful in studies of ancient cultural as well as ancient math.

ToomerPtolemy’s Almagest inwith a second edition in Cyrene Library of Alexandria Platonic Academy. Ptolemy wrote the Syntaxis as a textbook of mathematical astronomy. A,magest set up a public inscription at Canopus, Egyptin or Ptolemy assigned the following order to the planetary spheresbeginning with the innermost:. On zlmagest risings of arcs of the ecliptic and equator at sphaera obliqua.


One of the most influential scientific texts of all time, al,agest geocentric model was accepted for more than years from its origin in Hellenistic Alexandriain the medieval Byzantine and Islamic worlds, and in Western Europe through the Middle Ages and early Renaissance until Copernicus. 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.

But calculations show that his ecliptic longitudes correspond more closely to around 58 AD. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Almagest. It has also been valuable to students of mathematics because it documents the ancient Greek mathematician Hipparchus ‘s work, which has been lost.

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The Syntaxis Mathematica consists of thirteen sections, called books. Medieval European science Indian astronomy Medieval Islamic astronomy.

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