What six planets were known to the Ancient Greeks?
To the Greeks and Romans there were seven known planets, each presumed to be circling the Earth. They considered the moon a planet which makes seven. The moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Leave out the moon and you have six. Maybe that's what you mean.
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The greek Aristotle writted a theorie of the universe based on what Greeks considered geometrical perfect bodies; 5 bodies, then 5 planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and …Saturn. Greeks do not have considered the Earth a planet.The do not have known about Uranus, Neptune, and Pluton.Today, have been discovered far objects with equal or suspected bigger size than Pluton (like Quaoar), and Pluton is not more considered a planet.
The olympics, theatre, drama, and much more
The ancient Greeks referred to the planets as "wanderers" (which isthe literal meaning of "planet", in fact) as a result of what theydirectly observed in the sky. The planets …appeared to theirobservation to wander -- or, travel -- across the sky each night,and on varying paths during the course of each year.
Mercury, Venus, Earth (obviously) Jupiter and Saturn were all known by the ancients.
planet\n =\nÏÎ»Î±Î½Î®ÏÎ·Ï (plah-NEE-tees)
I think the Romans named the planets after their gods.
Uranus was discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1781\n. \n Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 by Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest.\n. \nT…he various dwarf planets were discovered at various times, the first one discovered being 1 Ceres on January 1, 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi.
There are five planets that were known to the ancients; Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Nothing. The ancient Greeks did not know Antarctica existed.
These are the classical planets, those that you can see without a telescope. These are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. they could be seen to be different to the star…s, since they changed positions gradually in relation to the other stars (as they orbit the sun)
Greeks are now known as myth believers (horrible-bad-untrue-lied lie beleivers.) Back then they thought myths were real.
Yes. Planet < ÏÎ»Î±Î½Î®ÏÎ·Ï (Î±ÏÏÎ®Ï) = wanderer (star)
There is no written evidence that the Ancient Hebrews knew about any planets other than Earth.
Drama and comedy were played as part of festivals in honour of thegods.
Planet means "wanderer". The planets moved against the background of the fixed stars.