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Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek astronomer, geographer and astrologer of the second century, who lived in the city of Alexandria. He wrote the ‘Tetrabiblos’, comprising four books on the subject of astrology, which was a seminal influence on the subject up until the Renaissance. Ptolemy also wrote ‘Geography’, a gazetteer and treatise on cartography, compiling the geographical knowledge of the second century Roman Empire. This intriguing work helped shape the development of geographical knowledge and cartographic traditions of the medieval era. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Ptolemy’s collected works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

Please note: we apologise, but this eBook is not available to customers in Europe, due to copyright on Frank Egleston Robbins’ translation. The eBook will enter European public domains in 2034.

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ptolemy’s life and works
* Features two major works by Ptolemy
* ‘Geography’ translated by Edward Luther Stevenson, 1932
* ‘Tetrabiblos’ translated by Frank Egleston Robbins for the Loeb Classical Library, 1940
* Includes the Greek text of ‘Tetrabiblos’, ideal for students
* Concise introductions to the works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features a bonus biography — discover Ptolemy’s ancient world

Please note: due to the nature of ‘Geography’, which is composed of numerous lists of data, our text presents both text and images, to ensure the information is presented in the most effective way on eReader screens.


The Translations

The Greek Text

The Biography
Ptolemy by R. S. Ball