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date: 30 November 2022

Sosigenes(2)locked

, Peripatetic philosopher, 164 CE

Sosigenes(2)locked

, Peripatetic philosopher, 164 CE
  • G. J. Toomer

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Sosigenes (2), *Peripatetic philosopher, teacher of *Alexander (14) of Aphrodisias, is dated to 164 ce by his observation of an annular eclipse. He wrote, besides works on *logic and *optics, on astronomy, criticizing the theory of homocentric spheres (see astronomy) and constructing an enormous period for the return of the heavenly bodies, called τέλειος ἐνιαυτός (Perfect Year).

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  • Science, Technology, and Medicine

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