Where did Claudius Ptolemy study?
he was know for his studies in math and astrommer
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Ptolemy developed several mathematical models to describe the motions of the sun, the moon, the planets and the stars. The book that describes these models is called "The Almagest" or "Ptolemy's Almagest". The models all assume: 1. The earth is stationary. 2. All objects travel with uniform spee…d on a perfectly circular orbit. However, a model that placed the earth in the centre of the orbits of all other objects would not work because it does not account for various anomalies, including the varying length of seasons, the irregularity of eclipses of the moons and the retrograde motion of the planets. Ptolemy used two mathematical devices to deal with the anomalies: eccentricity (an offset from the centre of a circle) and epicycles - circular orbits whose centre (or eccentric) itself traveled in a uniform circular orbit. Much of the material in The Almagest was already known to Greek astronomers. Ptolemy's contribution was to consolidate all known results, make large improvements to the models, and to write it all down in a way that became a standard for the way to present the results of scientific enquiry. His book was the standard text book for astronomers until his models were ultimately improved by Copernicus, Kepler and Newton. Ptolemy also wrote a treatise on Astrology, based on his deep knowledge of the motions of the heavenly bodies. This work is called The Tetrabiblos. ( Full Answer )
One fun fact about Claudius Ptolemy is that, despite his Greekancestry, his name is derived from a mixture of the Macedonian name"Ptolemy," and the Roman name "Claudius."
There are a number of factors that influenced Ptolemy. He wasmainly influenced by the intellectual development of Hipparchus ofBithynia among other philosophical aspects of life.
Ptolemy invented improved projections. It is known that a world map based on the Geography was on display in Autun (France) in late Roman times. In the 15th century this work was printed with beautifully drawn maps. They look distorted as compared to modern maps, because his data were inaccurate.… One reason is that Ptolemy estimated the Earth too small he has small balls ( Full Answer )
A: Tah-Lo-Mi A; I would have made that To-le-mi, but there is no reason to say my answer is right and the previous one wrong. There are various possibilities. The source of the ancient name was the same as the source of the English word "polemic." In ancient times it may have been pronounced wit…h the T, the P, or both. An alternate spelling in ancient Greek was "Polemos," which is how it appears in Homer, and a nephew of Antigonus I (382-301 BC), was named Polemaeus. It comes into modern Italian as "Tolomeo," and ancient Aramaic as "Talmai," but the modern Arabic equivalent is transliterated as "Batlemos," pronouncing both the P (converted to a B) and the T. ( Full Answer )
Ptolemy is famous for his work in geography and he was the firstperson to use longitude and latitude to identify places in theworld.
ptolemy discovered the geocentric theory which is a system of which the earth is at the center. :) even though he was wrong.
Claudius Ptolemaeus lived in Egypt under the Roman Empire, and is believed to have been born in the town of Ptolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid.
PTOLEMY was famous for, discovering that Earth circles tha sun. The earth circles the sun; there just isn't a douby.
Claudius Ptolemy was famous as an ancient scholar. He was a Roman of Greek origin, living and working in Alexandria. He was a mathematician, astronomer and geographer. He is best known for his Algemest, a writing on astronomy and for his geography.
Ptolemy's theory was that the earth was the center of the universe, around which all things - including the sun - revolved.
There is some dispute as to how Claudius died. There are two possible explanations for his death. The most likely was that his third wife, Agrippina, had poisioned him, so that, her son Nero, that Claudius adopted would take over Rome and she could rule Rome through him. The second explanation is th…at he died of old age. These two explanations have not been confirmed though.. -D ( Full Answer )
If you are referring to Ptolemy VIII, yes, he did. It was his sister and co-ruler, Cleopatra.
No one is certain, but many believe that his sister Cleopatra hired someone to murder him. But no cause of death has been confirmed.
He made one of the models of the solar system. He made the geocentric model.
Claudius is a fictional king in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Hewas the brother and uncle of King Hamlet and Hamlet.
Ptolemy was a Roman citizen of Egypt who had wrote in Greek. He wasa mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and a poet ofa single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in Egypt under aRoman rule and is believed to have been born in the town ofPtolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid. He died …in Alexandria around AD168. ( Full Answer )
he improved Hipparchus's geocentric theory. Which said that the earth is the center of the universe in the order of, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
\nhe didn't.. \nWell, from my recent discoveries, i have observed that Ptolemy, also known as P-not-tolorated, is a very hard worker in the shoe factory down the road.
He was a Greek Astruamer, who thought that Earth was the Center of the Universe. He published his Idea in Greek at 140 B.C. But he was worng
Claudius Ptolemy described the solar system as being geocentric. What does this mean and when did he say it?
We find the idea of a geocentric (earth-centered) system set down in Ptolemy's Almagest , which was written in the 2nd century. We can't be much more accurate as regards the dating of this most remarkable publication. And it should be noted that Ptolemy stated he derived a good portion of his infor…mation from several earlier scholars. Ptolemy was not the originator of the geocentric model of our system. The idea had been proposed several hundred years earlier. A link is provided below. ( Full Answer )
Claudius Ptolemy lived from AD90 to AD 168. He was a poet andwriter. He was also an astrologer, and mathematician. He wrote inGreek but had a Roman citizenship.
yeah it was his sisterArsinoÃ« if you go to anwsers.com you can find it and more of his family . i'm on answers.com and it says nothing and is that true
People aren't exactly sure when he lived, but they say from the year 87-150. He lived in Alexandria, Egypt
Cosmology is the study of the Cosmos, or the Universe. While "Cosmos" or "Universe" technically includes everything, it generally means the study of space at the largest scales: the universe itself, its structure, how and when it began, and so on. Ptolemy, however, thought the Cosmos was much smal…ler than we think of it today, and Ptolemy's studies focused on the four planets that were known at the time (Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn), and the several thousand stars that are visible to the naked eye. ( Full Answer )
Didn't hear about him till i was required to write a paper about him for school. So, he isn't really famous.
Ptolemy invented improved projections. It is known that a world map based on the Geography was on display in Autun (France) in late Roman times. In the 15th century this work was printed with beautifully drawn maps. They look distorted as compared to modern maps, because his data were inaccurate…. One reason is that Ptolemy estimated the Earth too small ( Full Answer )
Was he born in Rome? No, he was probably born in Egypt. However, at that time Egypt was part of the Roman Empire (as was everything from Egypt to Greece to Italy to Germany to England). He died in Alexandria, the city in Egypt at the mouth of the Nile Was Ptolemy a Roman citizen? Almost certainly…. ( Full Answer )
The concept of "graduation" is a relatively recent one. In Ptolemy's day, scholars continued to study for their entire lives.
Claudius Ptolemy developed the mathematical astronomy used in Christian and Muslim countries up until the 16 Th century. Christopher Columbus and Magellan used Ptolemy's version of the world map during their voyage, but they did not know it was incorrect, thus not ending up where they planned to be.… He found the position of over one thousand stars. ( Full Answer )
No Ptolemy did not any kids but if he does i will keep seaching to find more answers
There were many Ptolemy's. One was married to their neice, Cleopatra Berenice. Second was married to Artacama. And the last was married to Alexander I.
He's dead. He died in Alexandria around AD 168 at the age of 78 which for the era was amazing.
He lived in Alexandria Egypt. Ptolemais Hermiou in Thebaid (a region in ancient Egypt). Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/science/space/articles/43570.aspx#ixzz0QedrMsMR . Ptolemais Hermiou in Thebaid (a region in ancient Egypt). Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/science/space/articl…es/43570.aspx#ixzz0QedrMsMR . Ptolemais Hermiou in Thebaid (a region in ancient Egypt). Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/science/space/articles/43570.aspx#ixzz0QedrMsMR . Ptolemais Hermiou in Thebaid (a region in ancient Egypt). Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/science/space/articles/43570.aspx#ixzz0QedrMsMR . ( Full Answer )
Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Egyptian writer, philosopher,mathematician and astrologer. He lived in Alexandria Egypt and thatis where most of his notable work was done.
laudius Ptolemy wrote several books, the most important was called the Almagest, it was written in 150 a.d. and was divided in to thirteen parts. He also wrote other books like the Optics.
Claudius did many things including expanding Rome and have laws to protects sick slaves. He help give wealth to Rome but he died because his wife kill him just so her son could take over. Make sure to check other website to be sure and don't just wrie this until it is correct.
well, i have a social studies test and i got some answers on my paper, it says The royal tomb of Alexandria
There were TONS of them, but Cleopatra was probably the most famous of them all.
they are both greek astronomers that first thought the sun was the center of our solar system
Ptolemy considered the solar system (and the universe) to be a set of crystal concentric spheres rotating around the stationary Earth at its centre. On the closest sphere was the moon, then Venus and so on out to the stars on the outer sphere. At the time they didn't have any idea how incredibly big… everything is. ( Full Answer )
In terms of the play characters, Claudius is important because he's the villain, opposite Hamlet as the hero. During the play, when we think of the characters as real people, Claudius is important because he's the King.
While we don't know what Claudius actually did as a child, we do know that he was kept out of sight and out of the public eye because of his infirmity. We assume that as a child he developed his interest in history, but this is just speculation, as Roman children were generally not written about, …especially a child like Claudius who seemed to have no future. ( Full Answer )
Actually Claudius was one of the better emperors. The criticism of his reign came from the elite who didn't like the fact that he took advise from freedmen. He made a big mistake by adopting his wife's son as his heir and when he began to relent, it cost him his life.
Claudius Ptolemaes was born in AD 90 and died AD 168. He was born in Egypt and made himself king even though he wasn't a dynasty. he worked as an Egyptian astronomer. his biggest obstacle was showing the formulas he used to calculate the information he wrote in his book the Almagest.
Claudius is the antagonist. He is the brother and murderer of the late King Hamlet, who marries his brother's widow. He is the man which Hamlet must kill to avenge his father.
Answer Ptolemy or Claudius Ptolemaeus was a Roman scientist and mathematician who lived in Egypt during the first and second century AD dying in Alexandria. He published a number of important works on Astronomy Geography and Astrology. These formed the basis for much of Islamic and Western thinking…. His name is Greek in origin the Roman first name indicating he took Roman citizenship. There is no real evidence he was related to the Ptolemic royal family of the same name whose kingdom died out with the death of Cleopatra and the annexation by Rome. Ptolemy lived in Alexandria, Egypt from about 120 A.D to 180 A.D. He is known as The Father of astronomy. He developed the idea that the Earth was the center of the universe.. Answer Ptolemy was an ancient Greek astronomer who lived in Egypt and developed a model for viewing the universe known as the Ptolemaic Universe. He believed all of the known spheres in the skies were on tracks that went around the Earth. This model was taken as "Gospel truth" for 1500 years until it was replaced by the Sun-center model put forth by Copernicus in the 16th century A.D. I'm not sure why you think he revolutionized map making. He definitely created an idea that subsequent generations "believed" and then created maps based on his perspective of the universe. He had an active imagination...one that reigned supreme and unchallenged. He was a fantastic thinker for his day and very persuasive. Erastosthenes proved that the earth was round almost 200 years before the birth of Christ. It has always saddened me to know how many years of technology were stymied by ignoring his information. The real revolutionary ideas in map making came about once it was accepted that the earth was round and then again with the discovery of a means to determine longitude by use of a sea-worthy clock. The mariners were great with latitude by use of sextants, but if you look at old maps (before the late 1700's) they show North America as close to Europe as Bermuda is to Florida.The scale was completely off as well as the juxtaposition of land masses/continents. It really has not been that long ago.... Answer There were a number of other important people named Ptolemy in ancient times. The kings of Egypt during the Hellenistic Age were all named Ptolemy, or took that name when they became kings, with a total of fifteen kings. The first of these, Ptolemy Soter, was a general for Alexander the great, and, as possibly an illegitimate son of Philip of Macedon, could have been Alexander's older half brother. The only Ptolemaic monarch with any other name was Cleopatra. The ancestral founder of the Greek city of Thebes, in the thirteenth century BC, was called Ptolemy, or Polemy. There were a number of kings of other Hellenistic countries named Ptolemy. ( Full Answer )
Claudius was born on August 1, 10 BC and died on October 13, 54. Claudius would have been 64 years old at the time of death or 2024 years old today.
Because this question was in the Cleopatra section, I am assuming that you are asking about Ptolemy XIV, her brother. Yes, he had at least one brother, who was also called Ptolemy and reigned as Ptolemy XIII. If you are not asking about Ptolemy XIV, then you are asking about an unidentified one of …the other Ptolemies, of whom there were many, including fifteen Egyptian kings, the famous astronomer Claudius Ptolemy, and ten or more others. In this case, the question is unanswerable. ( Full Answer )
He is an mathamican, geoglogly, and wrote many books about the earth......he was know as claudias ptolemy....