Synonyms for Ptolemaic:


ptolemaic (noun)

Usage examples for ptolemaic

  1. The greatest astronomer of ancient times was Hipparchus, and to him the system known as the Ptolemaic system is no doubt largely due. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  2. He said that before the decree of 1616 he had held the truth of the Copernican system to be arguable, but since then he had held the Ptolemaic to be true. – A History of Freedom of Thought by John Bagnell Bury
  3. In the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods the priests composed several small works such as the " Book of Breathings" and the " Book of Traversing Eternity," which were based upon the Book of the Dead, and were supposed to contain in a highly condensed form all the texts that were necessary for salvation. – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge