# Difference between revisions of "Almagest"

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− | The '''Almagest''' was an ancient [[Astronomy|astronomical]] and [[Mathematics|mathematical]] textbook by the great [[Hellenistic]] astronomer [[Ptolemy]]. It was written in the 2nd century and influenced astronomy until the 17th century. | + | The '''Almagest''' was an ancient [[Astronomy|astronomical]] and [[Mathematics|mathematical]] textbook by the great [[Hellenistic]] astronomer [[Ptolemy]]. It was written in the 2nd century A.D. and influenced astronomy until the 17th century. |

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## Latest revision as of 22:51, 15 January 2010

The **Almagest** was an ancient astronomical and mathematical textbook by the great Hellenistic astronomer Ptolemy. It was written in the 2nd century A.D. and influenced astronomy until the 17th century.