Greek Astronomers: Ancient Greek Astronomers, Hipparchus, Ptolemy, Eratosthenes, Anaximander, Pytheas, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Aristarchus of Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157845034

Published: September 4th 2011

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Greek Astronomers: Ancient Greek Astronomers, Hipparchus, Ptolemy, Eratosthenes, Anaximander, Pytheas, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Aristarchus of  by  Books LLC

Greek Astronomers: Ancient Greek Astronomers, Hipparchus, Ptolemy, Eratosthenes, Anaximander, Pytheas, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Aristarchus of by Books LLC
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 46. Chapters: Ancient Greek astronomers, Hipparchus, Ptolemy, Eratosthenes, Anaximander, Pytheas, Eudoxus ofMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 46. Chapters: Ancient Greek astronomers, Hipparchus, Ptolemy, Eratosthenes, Anaximander, Pytheas, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Aristarchus of Samos, Menelaus of Alexandria, Andronicus of Cyrrhus, Posidonius, Sporus of Nicaea, Aratus, Conon of Samos, Heraclides Ponticus, Apollonius of Perga, Francesco Maurolico, Dionysis Simopoulos, Seleucus of Seleucia, Autolycus of Pitane, Oenopides, Timocharis, Geminus, Theon of Alexandria, Philip of Opus, E.

M. Antoniadi, Cleomedes, Hypsicles, Stamatios Krimigis, Emilios T. Harlaftis, Callippus, Sosigenes of Alexandria, Meton of Athens, Sosigenes the Peripatetic, John S. Paraskevopoulos, Cleostratus, Agrippa, Euctemon, Aglaonike, Theodosius of Bithynia, Carpus of Antioch, Harpalus, Hicetas, Ecphantus the Pythagorean, Aristillus, Bion of Abdera, Attalus of Rhodes, Jean Focas. Excerpt: Pytheas of Massalia or (using the Latin form) Massilia (Ancient Greek ) (4th century BC), was a Greek geographer and explorer from the Greek colony, Massalia (modern day Marseilles).

He made a voyage of exploration to northwestern Europe at about 325 BC. He travelled around and visited a considerable part of Great Britain. Some of his observations may be the earliest report of Stonehenge. Pytheas is the first person on record to describe the Midnight Sun, polar ice, Germanic and possibly Finnic tribes. He is the one who introduced the idea of distant Thule to the geographic imagination. His account of the tides is the earliest to state they are caused by the moon.

Pliny says that Timaeus (born about 350 BC) believed Pytheas story of the discovery of amber. Strabo says that Dicaearchus (died about 285 BC) did not trust the stories of Pytheas. That is all the information that survives concerning the date of Pytheas voyage. Presuming that Timaeus would not have written until after he was 20 years old at a...



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