noun, plural Ptol·e·mies for 2.
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Others think it may be a cenotaph, built to house Alexander himself but then left empty after Ptolemy made off with his body.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey follows the story of a 91-year-old man crippled with dementia.
Pompey only sought to do what would be agreeable to Ptolemy; but Gabinius had yielded to corruption.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
His funds, too, were replenished by the vast sums paid to him and to Gabinius by Ptolemy.History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt|Jacob Abbott
Antigonus, elated by the successes of Demetrius at Cyprus, at once marched to attack Ptolemy.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV|Aubrey Stewart
The Calippic period is frequently referred to as a date by Ptolemy.
The government of Ptolemy held a council, and took the subject into consideration.History of Julius Caesar|Jacob Abbott
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Scientific definitions for Ptolemy
See Note at Copernicus.
Cultural definitions for Ptolemy (1 of 2)
An ancient Greek astronomer, living in Egypt (see also Egypt), who proposed a way of calculating the movements of the planets on the assumption that they, along with the sun and the stars, were embedded in clear spheres that revolved around the Earth. The system of Ptolemy, called the Ptolemaic universe, prevailed in astronomy for nearly fifteen hundred years, until the modern model of the solar system, with the sun at the center and the planets in motion, was developed from the ideas of Copernicus.
Cultural definitions for Ptolemy (2 of 2)
An ancient Greek astronomer, living in Egypt (see also Egypt), who proposed a way of calculating the movements of the planets on the assumption that they, along with the sun and the stars, revolved around the Earth. (See Ptolemaic universe.)