Ptolemy Quotes (5 quotes)
Book I, sec. 1 - Tetrabiblos
Book III, sec. 10 - Tetrabiblos
“As material fortune is associated with the properties of the body, so honor belongs to those of the soul.”
Book IV, sec. 1 - Tetrabiblos
“There are three classes of friendship and enmity, since men are so disposed to one another either by preference or by need or through pleasure and pain.”
Book IV, sec. 7 - Tetrabiblos
Becoming Light: Poems New and Selected (1991)
“The trouble with the contemporary generation is that it has not read the minutes of the last meeting.”
Ideas have Consequences (1948)
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Occupation: Mathematician, geographer, astronomer, astrologer
Bio: Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek-Roman citizen of Egypt who wrote in Greek. He was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in Egypt under Roman rule, and is believed to have been born in the town of Ptolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid.