The Syntaxis-megiste of Ptolemy, translated by the
Arabians in 800, by order of the calif Al Maimon, and then called
Al-maghesti, i.e., “the megiste.” It contains numerous observations
and problems of geometry and astronomy: It is very rare, and more
precious than gold.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Almagest from Infoplease:
- Ptolemy - Ptolemy Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus), fl. 2d cent. A.D., celebrated Greco-Egyptian mathematician, ...
- Almagest - Almagest: Almagest: see Ptolemy.
- Almagest: meaning and definitions - Almagest: Definition and Pronunciation
- Almagest - Almagest The Syntaxis-megiste of Ptolemy, translated by the Arabians in 800, by order of the calif ...
- Pappus - Pappus Pappus , fl. c.300, Greek mathematician of Alexandria. He recorded and enlarged on the ...