Order Tramadol Tramadol Eu Online Tramadol Cheapest Online Prescription Tramadol Online Purchase Tramadol Overnight Can I Get Tramadol Online

Ptolemy, Claudius (c.100 – c.170)

Representation of Ptolemy. Unknown author. Public Domain.

Alternative last name spellings: Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος
Alternative first name spellings: Claudius Ptolemaeus
Alias: Ptolemy

I know that I am mortal by nature and ephemeral, but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies, I no longer touch earth with my feet. I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia.


Description: Claudius Ptolemy was a mathematician, astrologer, astronomer, geographer, music theorist and musicologist from the Ancient Greece and Roman Empire. He was born in Alexandria and wrote a music theory book called “Harmonica”. Ptolemy believed in “the music of the spheres theory”, according to which, mathematical laws influence in musical systems in the same way as in cosmos, and some musical notes correspond to specific planets, their distances and movements. The music of the spheres are the planets sounds that can only be heard by the ears of reason. He wrote several scientific treatises too.
Sex: Male Occupation: Music Theorist, Musicologist, Scientist.
Place of Birth / Death: Ptolemaida Hermia, Alexandria, Egypt, Roman Empire. / Canopo, Alexandria, Egypt, Roman Empire.
Country Tags: Egypt.
Periods: 2nd Century Genres: Instrumental music.
Styles: Greek music, Ancient music. School / Group: –



Fictional stories (MC Universe):
Music Composers vs. Chess Players:


External links



  • Burkholder, J. Peter. Jay Grout, Donald. Palisca, Claude V. (2015). Historia de la música occidental. Madrid: Alianza música.
  • Haskins, Charles Homer (1967). Studies in the History of Mediaeval Science. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing.
  • Hefestión. Aristóxeno. Ptolomeo (2010). Métrica griega. Harmónica-Rítmica. Harmónica. Madrid: Editorial Gredos.
  • Michels, Ulrich. (1992) Atlas de música, vol. 1 y 2. Madrid: Alianza Editorial.
  • Newton, R. R. (1977). The Crime of Claudius Ptolemy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Onnen, Frank. (1967). Enciclopedia de la música. Madrid: Afrodisio Aguado.
  • Pajares Alonso, Roberto L. (2010). Historia de la Música en 6 bloques. Madrid: Visión libros.
  • Wardhaugh, Benjamin (2017). Music, Experiment and Mathematics in England, 1653–1705. London and New York: Routledge.