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Ptolemy

Lionel Casson

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780195130751
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780195307405
Ptolemy

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(fl. mid-second century c.e.), Greek astronomer and geographer. Claudius Ptolemaeus—long known in English as “Ptolemy”—ranks among the most celebrated

Reference Entry.  894 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Maritime History

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