Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco egyptian writer, he was also known as the mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer,. Ptolemy lived in the city of alexandria in egypt. He was also born in egypt and he lived there his whole life. Ptolemy was also the author of several scientific treatises. The first one he wrote is the astronomical treatise is now known as the almagest.
Ptolemy was born in AD 90 in the Upper Macedonian region. He died AD 168 at the age of 78 in Alexandria, Egypt. Ptolemy grew up in the royal court at Pella. In 343 B.C.E. he joined Alexander at Mieza where he studied for three years with the Greek philosopher Aristotle. He returned with Alexander to help his friends quarrel with his father, who was the King of Macedonia. With his mother Olympias, Ptolemy and his close friends soon returned to Macedonia. The King forced Ptolemy from….
Who is King Claudius?
In the play “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare there are multiple supporting characters around Hamlet, one of them is his uncle. Claudius is King Hamlet’s younger brother who rises to power after the King mysteriously dies. His role within the play is crucial as he plays the part of the antagonist. This character is going to help fuel Hamlet’s drive for justice and revenge, making his effect on Hamlet with the use of his personality very important. Even though Claudius….
Ptolemy believed that Earth was the center of the universe and that everything revolved around it. He believed that the stars were lights attached to a crystal sphere that spun around the Earth. He thought that the planets traveled on spheres of their own. To account for the more subtle motions, Ptolemy believed that each planet also moved on a smaller sphere - an epicycle.
Two commonly made observations supported the idea that Earth was the center….
Ptolemaic empire which started with Ptolemy I Soter's accession after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, which was the second empire to spilt by the hellenistic kingdom. The Ptolemaic empire ended with the death of Cleopatra VII and the Roman conquest in 30 BC. The Ptolemies of Egypt was found by Ptolemy who declared himself a Pharaoh of Egypt. Ptolemy created a Hellenistic dynasty that ruled from southern Syria to Cyrene to south of Nubia, which became a powerful Hellenistic dynasty. The….
Claudius shows many characteristics of a villain but he also shows some characteristics that do not fit the usually criteria of a villain. If the story was told through Claudius perspective we might have seen him differently. Claudius has done a lot of bad things but, he is not all bad. Yes he killed his brother to become king and he was wrong for it but he was not….
Humans have the ability to choose to achieve greatness in life or not. It is up to a human to make the right choice that will bring him/her to happiness or into darkness. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Claudius knows what is right and wrong however he constantly chooses to do wrong which leads him to darkness. Since Claudius knows what he is doing when it is wrong, he has no problem being the villain. He is driven by the fear of losing power and this resulting in his selfish acts.….
Claudius in Hamlet
In William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, Claudius, the new King, is striving for absolute power and strength over everyone and would stop at nothing to get it. His actions seem to be overlooked by some of the other characters and their actions. Claudius’s actions resulted in many deaths. He ordered others to do all of his dirty work, he was selfish and thought only about how to gain more power, and he was a master manipulator. His selfish ways led to the tragic ending of….
Claudius Ptolemy was born C. 100 CE. The size and content of his literary production suggest that he lived until about 170 CE. He was a Greek descent, mathematician, geographer and Egyptian Astronomer. Nothing much is known about Ptolemy’s life apart from what can be anecdotal from his writings. The Major Astronomical work he did was title the Almagest which was completed about 150 CE and contains reports of Astronomical observations that Ptolemy had made over the preceding quarter of a century.….
Claudius the Machiavelli
There are many kinds of people in the world. Some people are kind, generous, caring, etc. But there are the kinds of people who are selfish deceiving and very cruel to those around them and only puts themselves before other people, these are characteristics of a Machiavellian character. In the story of Shakespeare, Hamlet, shows a great example of a Machiavellian character Claudius. Claudius is the type of man who is willing to go to the extremes in order to keep high position….
Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus (b. 10 BC, d. 54 A.D.; emperor, 41-54 A.D.) was the third emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. His reign represents a turning point in the history of the Principate for a number of reasons, not the least for the manner of his accession and the implications it carried for the nature of the office. During his reign he promoted administrators who did not belong to the senatorial or equestrian classes, and was later vilified by authors who did. He followed….