© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156852509X339897 Mnemosyne 62 (2009) 548-585 brill.nl/mnem Ptolemy on Sound: Harmonics 1.3 (6.14-9.15 Düring) Miguel Bobo de la Peña Conservatorio Profesional de Música, Luis Moya Blanco 261, 33203 Gijón, Spain miguelbd

In: Mnemosyne
Translation and Commentary
Author: Jon Solomon
Ptolemy's comprehensive treatises on astronomy and geography were influential for nearly two millennia. Equally influential was his treatise on harmonics, the ancient science which combined and brought to completion the study of philosophy and science. 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. After discussing modulation, he expands his horizons by applying musical intervals to the human soul and celestial bodies, ultimately describing a cosmic harmony.
The English translation faithfully reproduces Ptolemy's style and includes all the charts surviving in the manuscript tradition. The commentary offers a full exegesis of the text, loci paralleli, and citations of modern scholarly sources.

, Ptolemaeus [1] I as 'Ptolemies' or after his father Lagus [1] as 'Lagidae' (Λαγίδαι/Lagídai). The ambitions of the first P. were not limited to Egypt, but extended to the whole of Alexander's empire (cf....

In: Brill's New Pauly Online

W H A T ' S N E W I N P T O L E M Y ' S ALMAGEST? BERNARD R. GOLDSTEIN A B S T R A C T Ptolemy's Almagest (dating from the 2nd century A.D.) is a remarkable and original astronomical work, despite the general absence of claims for originality. Among Ptolemy's innovations are his dependence on a

In: Nuncius

1 The Almagest and the Equant With his great treatise, the Almagest , 1 the Alexandrian astronomer Ptolemy took up the problem of demonstrating that the anomalous movements of the celestial bodies could be accounted for in terms of uniform circular motions. This project, which had by

In: Phronesis
Heir of Ptolemy son of Lagus, Alexander the Great's general (who took Egypt over in 323BC), Ptolemy II Philadelphus reigned in Alexandria from 282 to 246. The greatest of the Hellenistic kings of his time, Philadelphus exercised power far beyond the confines of Egypt, while at his glittering royal court the Library of Alexandria grew to be a matchless monument to Greek intellectual life. In Egypt the Ptolemaic régime consolidated its power by encouraging immigration and developing settlement in the Fayum. This book examines Philadelphus' reign in a comprehensive and refreshing way. Scholars from the fields of Classics, Archaeology, Papyrology, Egyptology and Biblical Studies consider issues in Egypt and across Ptolemaic territory in the Mediterranean, the Holy Land and Africa.

Introduction After the discovery of North and South America and the seaway to India, the maps in the 1478 and 1490 Rome editions of Ptolemy’s Cosmography were reprinted by the Rome printer Bernardinus Venetus de Vitalibus. He produced editions of the Cosmography in 1507 and 1508 for the

In: Quaerendo
Author: Harry Falk

life-span for V ¯ asi ˙ s ˙ th¯ıputra Pulim ¯ avi was expected. In addition, this epigraph presents evidence for a place otherwise only known through Ptolemy’s list of Indian cities, and for the habit of buying in favour of the sa˙ngha by spreading out coins, as known from the much older story of An

In: Indo-Iranian Journal
Amyrtaeus, only pharaoh of the Twenty-eighth Dynasty, shook off the shackles of Persian rule in 404 BCE; a little over seventy years later, Ptolemy son of Lagus started the ‘Greek millennium’ (J.G. Manning’s phrase) in Egypt―living long enough to leave a powerful kingdom to his youngest son, Ptolemy II, in 282.
In this book, expert studies document the transformation of Egypt through the dynamic fourth century, and the inauguration of the Ptolemaic state. Ptolemy built up his position as ruler subtly and steadily. Continuity and change marked the Egyptian-Greek encounter. The calendar, the economy and coinage, the temples, all took on new directions. In the great new city of Alexandria, the settlers’ burial customs had their own story to tell.
Author: Glen Cooper

Days , and assesses their absence in Galen’s other works. He compares Galen’s astrology with the astrology of Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos , and evaluates their respective strategies of scientific reasoning. ree types of inference are introduced and applied to Galen’s astrology. Finally, he concludes that the

In: Early Science and Medicine