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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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The English translation faithfully reproduces Ptolemy’s style and includes all the charts surviving in the manuscript tradition. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Contact Contact Us Help. Hyperspherical Harmonics and Generalized Sturmians. From inside the book. But research in papyri dating from the early centuries of the common era demonstrates that a significant amount of intermarriage took place between the Greek and Egyptian communities [ If you had a personal account on the old platform, click here.

If, as was common, this was the emperor, citizenship would have been granted between AD 41 and 68 when Claudiusand then Nerowere Roman emperors. Perhaps Ptolemy’s intentions are less ambitious.

In my view, he certainly delivers on this less ambitious program. 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 AugustodunumGaul in the third century. In fact, it seems to me that the understanding of Ptolemy’s argumentative path is impeded by Barker’s interpretation of Ptolemy’s goal of “saving the hupotheseis” as a commitment to the integration of a genuine empiricist trait.

Because of its reputation, it was widely sought and was translated twice into Latin in the 12th centuryonce in Sicily and again in Spain. One needs to read a complete text of Ptolemy’s treatise along with Barker’s exposition in order to understand some of his arguments. On the Criteria in Harmonics. See also Ancient Greek units of measurement and History of geodesy.


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Problem of Apollonius Squaring the circle Doubling the cube Angle trisection. Account Options Sign in. Scientific Method in Ptolemy’s Harmonics. People List of ancient Greeks. TIPS To ensure the functioning of the site, we use cookies. By using this hamonics, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. One reason is that Ptolemy estimated the size of the Earth as too small: It is now believed to be a much later pseudepigraphical composition.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, harmonnics phone. Thus explanations of a sort are provided for the astrological effects of the planetsbased upon their combined effects of heating, cooling, moistening, and drying.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ptolemy. The treatise begins with Ptolemy’s study of pitches and intervals, for which he extracts both ptoleny idealized musical scale and a new acoustical tool.

A History of Mathematics: Given that the Alexandrian mathematicians mentioned here were active several hundred years after the founding of the city, it would seem harmojics least equally possible that they were ethnically Egyptian as that they remained ethnically Greek.

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Barker focuses on the part that is concerned with musical science proper I, 1-III, 3and more specifically on the scientific method it displays. Across Europe, the Middle East and North Potlemy in the Medieval period, it was the authoritative text on astronomy, with its author becoming an almost mythical figure, called Ptolemy, King of Alexandria.

Philosophers Playwrights Poets Tyrants. He also divided illusions into those caused by physical or optical factors and those caused by judgmental factors. In the second part of the Geographyhe provided the necessary topographic lists, and captions for the maps. Ptolemy I Soterthe first king of the Ptolemaic Kingdom. This is called Pythagorean tuning because it was first harmonids by Pythagoras.


It must be added that his original topographic list cannot be reconstructed: Your consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website. Burnett, Leiden,2 vols. The first part of the Geography is a discussion of the data and of the methods he used. This volume offers a comprehensive English translation This is so even if one disagrees with Barker’s claims concerning Ptolemy’s methodology.

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

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Ptolemy, however, claimed to have derived his geometrical models from selected astronomical observations by his predecessors spanning more than years, though astronomers have for centuries suspected that his models’ parameters were adopted independently of observations.

Ptolemy wrote ptolemh Koine Greek and can be shown to have utilized Babylonian astronomical data. List of ancient Greeks. This volume offers a comprehensive English translation and commentary of Ptolemy’s “Harmonics,” The treatise begins with Ptolemy’s study of pitches and intervals, for which he extracts both an idealized musical scale and a new acoustical tool.

It appears to be an attempt at showing that an essentially Pythagorean theory