- a walled plain in the fourth quadrant of the face of the moon: about 100 miles (160 km) in diameter from crest to crest.
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Here, they furrowed annular plateaus, such as Posidonius or Petavius.All Around the Moon
The latter compute of the Greeks, as Petavius observeth, hath been reduced unto two or three accounts.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 2 of 3)
The merits of Petavius as a chronologer have been differently appreciated.
Usher, like Scaliger and Petavius, had strictly conformed to the Hebrew chronology in all scriptural dates.
Petavius and Usher fix it on the 25th of December, five years before our era.