Event Summary

Ptolemy's Geography

Date

140

Description

Claudius Ptolemy produces his Geography, the highpoint in Classical cartography; he characterizes earth as a sphere at the center of the universe; rediscovered by European scholars in 15th century in Arabic translation (Almagest)

Lecture

Technology/Science/Environment

Timeline 1

The Earth's Oceans to 1350 AD

Related People

Ptolemy, Claudius