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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As a source of reference, the Tetrabiblos is said to have “enjoyed almost the authority of a Bible among the astrological writers of a thousand years or more”. For the reader interested in an harmonixs of the theoretical aspect of Ptolemy’s scientific method, these are the central chapters of Barker’s book.

Babylonian astronomers had developed arithmetical techniques for calculating astronomical phenomena; Greek astronomers such as Hipparchus had produced geometric models for calculating celestial motions.

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Harmonics – Rise of the Magician. In addition, even from the founding of Alexandria, small numbers of Egyptians were admitted to the privileged classes in the city to fulfill numerous civic roles.

Journal of the History of Philosophy His Optics is a work that survives only in a poor Arabic translation hamonics in about twenty manuscripts of a Latin version of the Arabic, which was translated by Eugene of Palermo c.

This was one of the early statements of size-distance invariance as a cause of perceptual size and shape constancy, a view supported by the Stoics. From inside the book.

This is the latest accepted revisionreviewed on 19 December He also divided illusions into those caused by physical or optical factors and those caused by judgmental factors. Ptolemy combined the mathematical, philosophical and physiological traditions. Toomer, “Ptolemy or Claudius Ptolemaeus.


In the second part of the Geographyhe provided the necessary topographic lists, and captions for the maps. Wikiquote has quotations related to: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Ptolemy also wrote an influential work, Harmonicson music theory and the mathematics of music.

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. People List of ancient Greeks. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. This volume offers a comprehensive English translation and commentary of Ptolemy’s Harmonics.

Ptolemy I Soterthe first king of the Ptolemaic Kingdom. Mnemosyne Supplements Online, Volumes In it, Ptolemy writes about properties of lightincluding reflectionrefractionand colour. View freely available titles: It is known from a speech by Eumenius that a world map, an orbis pictusdoubtless based on the Geographywas on display in a school in AugustodunumHaemonics in the third century.

It is, indeed, presented as the second part harmonicss the study of astronomy of which the Almagest was the first, concerned with the influences of the celestial bodies in the sublunary sphere. Views Read Edit View history. Ptolemy presented a useful tool for astronomical calculations in his Handy Tableswhich tabulated all the data needed to compute the positions of the Sun, Moon and planets, the rising and setting of the stars, and eclipses of the Sun and Moon.

Ptolemy’s Almagest is the only surviving prolemy ancient treatise on astronomy. Ptolemy’s Harmonics is an important source not only for the history of music, but also for the history and philosophy of science.

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Gosselin inresulting in serious over-stretching of the Earth’s east-west scale in degrees, though not distance. In any case, it is unreasonable to portray them with purely European features when no physical haromnics exist. It is, of course, impossible pptolemy answer this question definitively. The English translation faithfully reproduces Ptolemy’s style and includes all the charts surviving in the manuscript tradition.


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 hrmonics in medieval manuscripts after the Tetrabiblos as a kind of summation.

Thus explanations of a sort are provided for the astrological effects of the planetsbased upon their combined effects of heating, cooling, moistening, and drying. No eBook available Amazon. Barker’s analysis reveals inter alia that a considerable part of Ptolemy’s theory has no counterpart in the realm of phenomena perceived as musical, and that another part, concerning the single most important ptopemy of musical practice, is not justified, and not justifiable, by derivation from the principles.

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Ptolemy Harmonics Home Ptolemy Harmonics. Because pgolemy its reputation, it was widely sought and was translated twice into Latin in the 12th centuryonce in Sicily and again in Spain. Certainly, all of them wrote in Greek and were part of the Greek intellectual community of Alexandria.

His exposition has the format of a commentary, with special emphasis on the methodologically relevant passages. Your consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website. As with the model of the solar system in the AlmagestPtolemy put all this information into a grand ptolfmy. In my view, he certainly delivers on this less ambitious program. When switching from stadia per degree tohe or Marinos expanded longitude differences between cities accordingly a point first realized by P.

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