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Almagestum Cl. Ptolemi, 1515 book

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Almagestum Cl. Ptolemi, 1515 book

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The Almagest is a 2nd-century Greek-language mathematical and astronomical treatise on the apparent motions of the stars and planetary paths, written by Claudius Ptolemy. It is one of the most influential scientific texts of all time, and its geocentric model was accepted for more than 1200 years from its origin in Hellenistic Alexandria, in the medieval Byzantine and Islamic worlds, and in Western Europe through the Middle Ages and early Renaissance until Copernican heliocentrism was accepted in the scientific community.

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01/01/1515
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Ptolemy, active 2nd century.
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Library of Congress
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