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Ptolemy

(Claudius Ptolemaeus)

90–168
Civilization: Roman — Alexandria
   Field of Renown:  science — Geography
Era:  Height of Empire

Greatest map-maker of Roman times. Renowned expert in Astronomy and Geography.

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University Professors of Two Thousand Years Ago in  Stories of the Great Scientists  by  Charles R. Gibson
Ptolemy's Maps  in  A Book of Discovery  by  M. B. Synge

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Ptolemy's Map of the World, originally drawn about A.D. 150.
 in A Book of Discovery