Medieval and Latin astronomy

Medieval and Latin astronomy - MEDIEVAL LATIN ASTRONOMY...

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MEDIEVAL LATIN ASTRONOMY “MIDDLE AGES” – TIME FROM THE FALL OF ROME IN 476 UNTIL THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE IN 1453 EVEN THOUGH ROME RULED AFTER IT CONQUERED GREECE IN THE 2ND CENTURY BC THE LANGUAGE OF SCHOLARSHIP WAS GREEK. IN THE EARLY 500’S AD ANICIUS MANILIUS SEVERINUS BOETHIUS SET OUT TO TRANSLATE ALL OF THE
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MEDIEVAL LATIN ASTRONOMY MARTIANUS CAPELLA OF CARTHAGE WROTE AN ALLEGORY OF HEAVENLY MARRIAGE IN THE 5TH CENTURY AD IN IT HE DESCRIBED A SYSTEM SIMILAR TO THAT OF HERACLIDES (AND FORESHADOWING TYCHO’S SYSTEM) IN WHICH MERCURY AND VENUS CIRCLED THE SUN AND THE SUN, IN TURN, CIRCLED THE EARTH.
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MEDIEVAL LATIN ASTRONOMY AMBROSIUS THEODOSIUS MACROBIUS (5TH CENTURY AD) ENUNCIATED A COSMOLOGY DRAWN FROM PLATO AND THE PYTHAGOREANS: SPHERICAL EARTH CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE ENCIRCLED BY SEVEN PLANETARY SPHERES THEY WERE ENCIRCLED BY THE STARRY SPHERE WHICH ROTATED DAILY FROM EAST TO WEST DRAGGING THE PLANETARY SPHERES ALONG.
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MEDIEVAL LATIN ASTRONOMY A RELIABLE CALENDAR WAS NEEDED IN CHRISTENDOM, AS IN ISLAM, TO SET FESTIVAL TIMES EASTER WAS DETERMINED TO
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