A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. — Alexander Tytler

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.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
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


Image Links


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