Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Claudius Ptolemy (c 85 CE-c 165 CE)

I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia, food of the gods.

Books from Alibris: Ptolemy

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