Examples from the Web for ptolemaic
A second developed a trigonometry of sines to replace the Ptolemaic trigonometry of chords.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby
His aim is nothing less than the firm establishment of what may perhaps be described as a Ptolemaic, anthropocentric metaphysics.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
Stone carved patterns of any kind in Egyptian art are quite rare before the Ptolemaic period.Evolution in Art|Alfred C. Haddon
According to the Ptolemaic system the earth is a motionless sphere fixed at the center of the universe.Astronomical Lore in Chaucer|Florence M. Grimm
The Pergamene court was in no degree behind the Ptolemaic in its literary and artistic zeal.
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Word Origin and History for ptolemaic
1670s, "of Ptolemy," Alexandrian astronomer (2c.) whose geocentric model of the universe was accepted until the time of Copernicus and Kepler. Also (1771) "of the Ptolemies," Macedonian Greek dynasty that ruled Egypt from the death of Alexander to Cleopatra. Earlier form was Ptolemaean (1640s).