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Hipparchus

(c. 190—120 bc) Greek astronomer and geographer

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Ancient Navigation

Ancient Navigation  

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Navigation in the ancient Mediterranean was accomplished largely without instruments. An abundant archaeological and literary record, especially after 800 b.c.e., reveals no trace of nautical charts, ...
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Until 1582, the need for Calendar reform was a significant spur to astronomy. Astronomers' reactions to the publication of the Copernican theory (1543) were at first rather friendly (see Rheticus ...
Hipparchus

Hipparchus (3) (fl. second half of 2nd cent. bc)(astronomer)   Reference library

G. J. Toomer and Alexander Jones

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Born at *Nicaea (1) in Bithynia, he spent much of his life in Rhodes; his recorded observations range from 147 to 127. His only extant work, the ...

Hipparchus

Hipparchus (fl. 136–127)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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(fl. 136–127 b.c.e.) Greek astronomer, mathematician, and geographer,

. Born in Asia Minor in Nicaea

Hipparchus

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G. J. Toomer

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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astronomer (fl. second half of 2nd cent. bc). Born at Nicaea in Bithynia, he spent much of his life in Rhodes; his recorded observations range from 147 to 127. His only extant work, the ... More

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