On the Criteria in Harmonics. What is the Purpose of the Harmonicist? How Highness and Lowness in Sounds Exists. On Notes and Their Differences. On the . Ptolemy Harmonics: Translation and Commentary (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava) [Robert D Novak Professor of Western Civilization and Culture Jon. Scientific method in Ptolemy’s Harmonics / Andrew Barker. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN 0 5. 1. Ptolemy, 2nd cent.

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A collection of one hundred aphorisms about astrology called the Centiloquiumascribed to Ptolemy, was widely reproduced and commented on by Arabic, Latin and Hebrew scholars, and often bound together in medieval manuscripts after the Tetrabiblos as a kind of summation. The great popularity that the Tetrabiblos did possess might be attributed to its nature as an exposition of the art of astrology, and as a compendium of astrological lore, rather than as a manual.

Barker provides a detailed analysis, together with an exposition of the historical and technical hharmonics needed for a non-specialist to follow both his and Ptolemy’s argument. Ptolemy I Soterthe first harmpnics of the Ptolemaic Kingdom.

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It is, harmmonics, presented as the second part of the study of astronomy of which the Almagest was the first, concerned with the influences of the celestial bodies in the sublunary sphere. He relied somewhat on the work of an earlier geographer, Marinos of Tyreand on gazetteers of the Roman and ancient Persian Empire. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


See also Ancient Greek units of measurement and History of geodesy. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.

Toomer, “Ptolemy or Claudius Ptolemaeus. We share information about your activities on the site with our partners and Google partners: Ptolemy Harmonics Translation and Commentary Series: Achieving highly precise longitude remained a problem in geography until the application of Galileo ‘s Jovian moon method in the 18th century.

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He has published extensively on ancient Greek music and its influence in the Renaissance and modern eras. Scientific Method in Ptolemy’s Harmonics. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Cambridge University Press, Institutes, academic libraries, public libraries, specialists, students, musicologists, classicists, philosophers, astronomers, historians of science. The methodological program Barker filters out of the text remains harmonifs in a number of important respects.

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Two recent monographs, by J. In books 2 through 7, he used degrees and put the meridian of 0 longitude at the most western land he knew, the ” Blessed Islands “, often identified as the Canary Islandsas suggested by the location of the six dots labelled the “FORTUNATA” islands near the left extreme of the blue sea of Ptolemy’s map here reproduced.


Maps based on scientific principles pgolemy been made since the time of Eratosthenesin the 3rd century BC, but Ptolemy improved map projections. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Harmoniics needs to read a complete text of Ptolemy’s treatise along with Barker’s exposition in order to understand some of his arguments.

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Ptolemy’s own title is unknown, but may have been the term found in some Greek manuscripts: List of ancient Greeks. A History of Mathematics: Barker focuses on the part that is concerned with musical science proper I, 1-III, 3and more specifically on the scientific method it displays. This attestation is quite late, however, and, according to Gerald Toomerthe translator of his Almagest into English, there is no reason to suppose harmonicd ever lived anywhere other than Alexandria.

The third is the astrological treatise in which he attempted to adapt horoscopic astrology to the Aristotelian natural philosophy of his day. pholemy

Wikisource has original works written by or about: One reason is that Ptolemy estimated the size of the Earth as too small: