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Classical Greek Astronomy

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  • Mathew Morrell
    It s interesting how the Classical Greek s envisioned their place in the Universe: with the Earth occupying the middle of the Galaxy, orbited first by the
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      It's interesting how the Classical Greek's envisioned their place in
      the Universe: with the Earth occupying the middle of the Galaxy,
      orbited first by the Moon, then by Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars,
      Jupiter, Saturn, according to Aristotle's Geocentric Model of the
      Universe. Both he and Plato's universe was a place where their
      distinctive rational idealism dominated over the semi-chaotic Egypto-
      Babylonian world view. The heavens, in the Classical world view,
      were "perfect" geometrically and spiritually, moving, as they
      apparently did, in exact circles. The planets were smooth and round,
      yet unpredictable. Unlike the stars, they seemed to wander across the
      sky as if meandering through the ink black darkness of outerspace.
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