References for Ptolemy

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  1. G J Toomer, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Ptolemy.aspx
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9061778/Ptolemy

Books:

  1. A Aaboe, On the tables of planetary visibility in the Almagest and the Handy Tables (1960).
  2. F Boll, Studien über Claudius Ptolemäus (Leipzig, 1894).
  3. V A Bronshten, Claudius Ptolemy : Second century A.D (Russian) 'Nauka' (Moscow, 1988).
  4. J L E Dreyer, A history of astronomy from Thales to Kepler (New York, 1953).
  5. O Gingerich, The Eye of Heaven: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler (1993).
  6. G Grasshoff, The history of Ptolemy's star catalogue (New York, 1990).
  7. T L Heath, A Manual of Greek Mathematics (1963).
  8. T L Heath, A history of Greek mathematics I, II (Oxford, 1931).
  9. O Neugebauer, A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy (3 Vols.) (Berlin-Heidelberg-New York, 1975).
  10. R R Newton, The crime of Claudius Ptolemy (Baltimore, MD, 1977).
  11. O Petersen, A survey of the Almagest (Odense, 1974).
  12. A M Smith, Ptolemy's theory of visual perception, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 86 Pt. 2 (Philadelphia, PA, 1996).
  13. G J Toomer (trs.), Ptolemy's Almagest (London, 1984).

Articles:

  1. K Andersen, The central projection in one of Ptolemy's map constructions, Centaurus 30 (2) (1987), 106-113.
  2. J L Berggren, Ptolemy's maps of earth and the heavens : a new interpretation, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 43 (2) (1991), 133-144.
  3. F Boll, Studien über Clauddius Ptolemäus, Jahrbücher für classische Philologie (1894), 53-66.
  4. J P Britton, Models and precision : the quality of Ptolemy's observations and parameters, in Sources and Studies in the History and Philosophy of Classical Science 1 (New York, 1992).
  5. J P Britton, Ptolemy's determination of the obliquity of the ecliptic, Centaurus 14 (1969), 29-41.
  6. J Chabás and A Tihon, Verification of parallax in Ptolemy's 'Handy tables', J. Hist. Astronom. 24 (1-2) (1993), 123-141.
  7. B Chatterjee, Geometrical interpretation of the motion of the sun, moon and the five planets as found in the mathematical syntaxis of Ptolemy and in the Hindu astronomical works, J. Roy. Asiatic Soc. Bengal. Sci. 15 (1949), 41-89.
  8. E Craig (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy 7 (London-New York, 1998), 830-832.
  9. P Del Santo and G Strano, Observational evidence and the evolution of Ptolemy's lunar model, Nuncius Ann. Storia Sci. 11 (1) (1996), 93-122.
  10. J Dobrzycki, Historians of science on the astronomical observations of Ptolemy (Polish), Wiadom. Mat. 28 (2) (1990), 221-227.
  11. A G Drachmann, Heron and Ptolemaios, Centaurus 1 (1950), 117-131.
  12. S Drake, Ptolemy, Galileo, and scientific method, Stud. Hist. Philos. Sci. 9 (2) (1978), 99-115.
  13. Yu N Efremov and E D Pavlovskaya, Determination of the epoch of the star catalogue 'Almagest' by analyzing the proper motion of the stars (on a problem of the authorship of Ptolemy's star catalogue) (Russian), Istor.-Astronom. Issled. 21 (1989), 175-192.
  14. J Evans, On the function and the probable origin of Ptolemy's equant, Amer. J. Phys. 52 (12) (1984), 1080-1089.
  15. J Evans, On the origin of the Ptolemaic star catalogue, J. Hist. Astronom. 18 (1987), 155-172; 233-278.
  16. A T Fomenko, V V Kalashnikov and G V Nosovsky, The dating of Ptolemy's 'Almagest' based on the coverings of the stars and on lunar eclipses, Acta Appl. Math. 29 (3) (1992), 281-298.
  17. A T Fomenko, V V Kalashnikov and G V Nosovskii, Statistical analysis and dating of the observations on which Ptolemy's 'Almagest' star catalogue is based, in Probability theory and mathematical statistics I (Vilnius, 1990), 360-374.
  18. A T Fomenko, V V Kalashnikov and G V Nosovsky, When was Ptolemy's star catalogue in 'Almagest' compiled in reality? Statistical analysis, Acta Appl. Math. 17 (3) (1989), 203-229.
  19. O Gingerich, Was Ptolemy a fraud?, Quart. J. Roy. Ast. Soc. 21 (1980), 253-266.
  20. O Gingerich, Ptolemy revisited : A reply to R R Newton, Quart. J. Roy. Ast. Soc. 22 (1981), 40-44.
  21. O Gingerich and B L Welther, Some puzzles of Ptolemy's star catalogue, Sky and Telescope 67 (1984), 421-423.
  22. B R Goldstein, Saving the phenomena : the background to Ptolemy's planetary theory, J. Hist. Astronom. 28 (1) (1997), 1-12.
  23. S J Goldstein, Problems raised by Ptolemy's lunar tables, J. Hist. Astronom. 13 (3) (1982), 195-205.
  24. A A Gurshtein, Ptolemy and Copernicus (Russian), Priroda (3) (1988), 85-92.
  25. N T Hamilton, N M Swerdlow and G J Toomer, The 'Canobic inscription' : Ptolemy's earliest work, in From ancient omens to statistical mechanics, Acta Hist. Sci. Nat. Med. 39 (Copenhagen, 1987), 55-73.
  26. W Hartner, Ptolemy and Ibn Yunus on solar parallax, Arch. Internat. Hist. Sci. 30 (105) (1980), 5-26.
  27. W Hartner, Ptolemy, Azarquiel, Ibn al-Shatir, and Copernicus on Mercury : A study of parameters, Arch. Internat. Hist. Sci. 24 (94) (1974), 5-25.
  28. W Hartner, Ptolemy's and Copernicus' Mercury models : An accuracy test, Arch. Internat. Hist. Sci. 24 (95) (1974), 367-369.
  29. S Koelblen, Un exercice de combinatoire : les relations issues de la figure sécante de Ptolémée, ou les règles des six quantités en proportion, in Un parcours en histoire des mathématiques : travaux et recherches (Nantes, 1993), 1-21.
  30. P Kunitzsch, Fragments of Ptolemy's 'Planisphaerium' in an early Latin translation, Centaurus 36 (2) (1993), 97-101.
  31. P Kunitzsch, The second Arabic manuscript of Ptolemy's 'Planisphaerium', Z. Gesch. Arab.-Islam. Wiss. 9 (1994), 83-89, 8-9.
  32. P Kunitzsch and R Lorch, Maslama's notes on Ptolemy's 'Planisphaerium' and related texts, Bayer. Akad. Wiss. Philos.-Hist. Kl. Sitzungsber. 2 (1994).
  33. R P Lorch, Ptolemy and Maslama on the transformation of circles into circles in stereographic projection, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 49 (3) (1995), 271-284.
  34. D MacMinn, An analysis of Ptolemy's treatment of retrograde motion, J. Hist. Astronom. 29 (3) (1998), 257-270.
  35. Y Maeyama, Determination of the Sun's orbit (Hipparchus, Ptolemy, al-Battani, Copernicus, Tycho Brahe), Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 53 (1) (1998), 1-49.
  36. Y Maeyama, Ancient stellar observations : Timocharis, Aristyllus, Hipparchus, Ptolemy - the dates and accuracies, Centaurus 27 (3-4) (1984), 280-310.
  37. K P Moesgaard, In chase of an origin for the mean planetary motions in Ptolemy's 'Almagest', in From ancient omens to statistical mechanics, Acta Hist. Sci. Nat. Med. 39 (Copenhagen, 1987), 43-54.
  38. R Morelon, Fragment arabe du premier livre du 'Phaseis' de Ptolémée, J. Hist. Arabic Sci. 5 (1-2) (1981), 3-22.
  39. A Murschel, The structure and function of Ptolemy's physical hypotheses of planetary motion, J. Hist. Astronom. 26 (1) (1995), 33-61.
  40. O Neugebauer, Ptolemy's Geography, book VII, chapters 6 and 7, Isis 50 (1959), 22-29.
  41. J Nevalainen, The accuracy of the ecliptic longitude in Ptolemy's Mercury model, J. Hist. Astronom. 27 (2) (1996), 147-160.
  42. A Pannekoek, Ptolemy's precession, Vistas in Astronomy 1 (1955), 60-66.
  43. V M Petersen, The three lunar models of Ptolemy, Centaurus 14 (1969), 142-171.
  44. V M Petersen and O Schmidt, The determination of the longitude of the apogee of the orbit of the sun according to Hipparchus and Ptolemy, Centaurus 12 (1967/1968), 73-96.
  45. D Rawlins, Ancient heliocentrists, Ptolemy, and the equant, Amer. J. Phys. 55 (3) (1987), 235-239.
  46. A I Sabra, Psychology versus mathematics : Ptolemy and Alhazen on the moon illusion, in Mathematics and its applications to science and natural philosophy in the Middle Ages (Cambridge-New York, 1987), 217-247.
  47. J Samso and F Castello, An hypothesis on the epoch of Ptolemy's star catalogue according to the authors of the Alfonsine tables, J. Hist. Astronom. 19 (2) (1988), 115-120.
  48. O Schmidt, On the theorems of Ptolemy and Menelaus (Danish), Nordisk Mat. Tidskr. 3 (1955), 81-95, 127.
  49. M Shevchenko, An analysis of errors in the star catalogues of Ptolemy and Ulugh Beg, J. Hist. Astronom. 21 (2) (1990), 187-201.
  50. M Yu Shevchenko, Claudius Ptolemy's star catalogue : the specific character of ancient astrometrical observations (Russian), Istor.-Astronom. Issled. 20 (1988), 167-186.
  51. A M Smith, Ptolemy's search for a law of refraction : a case-study in the classical methodology of 'saving the appearances' and its limitations, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 26 (3) (1982), 221-240.
  52. A M Smith, The psychology of visual perception in Ptolemy's 'Optics', Isis 79 (297) (1988), 189-207.
  53. N M Swerdlow, The enigma of Ptolemy's catalogue of stars, J. Hist. Astronom. 23 (3) (1992), 173-183.
  54. N M Swerdlow, Ptolemy's theory of the inferior planets, J. Hist. Astronom. 20 (1) (1989), 29-60.
  55. N M Swerdlow, Ptolemy on trial, Amer. Scholar 48 1979), 523-531.
  56. C M Taisbak, Eleven eighty-thirds : Ptolemy's reference to Eratosthenes in 'Almagest' I.12, Centaurus 27 (2) (1984), 165-167.
  57. M A Tolmacheva, Ptolemy's East Africa in early medieval Arab geography, J. Hist. Arabic Sci. 9 (1-2) (1991), 31-43, 131-129.
  58. G J Toomer (ed.), Ptolemy's 'Almagest' (New York-Berlin, 1984).
  59. G Van Brummelen, Lunar and planetary interpolation tables in Ptolemy's 'Almagest', J. Hist. Astronom. 25 (4) (1994), 297-311.
  60. V Valerio, Projective knowledge and linear perspective in the works of Ptolemy and in late Hellenistic culture (Italian), Nuncius Ann. Storia Sci. 13 (1) (1998), 265-298.
  61. B van Dalen, On Ptolemy's table for the equation of time, Centaurus 37 (2) (1994), 97-153.
  62. H Vogt, Versuch einer Wiederherstellung von Hipparchs Fixsternverzeichnis, Astronomische Nachrichten 224 (1925), 17-54.
  63. D T Whiteside, A refined computation of the perigee angle in Ptolemy's Mercury model, J. Hist. Astronom. 6 (1975), 57.
  64. C Wilson, The sources of Ptolemy's parameters, J. His. Astronom. 15 (1984), 37-47.
  65. J Wlodarczyk, Notes on the compilation of Ptolemy's catalogue of stars, J. Hist. Astronom. 21 (3) (1990), 283-295.

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