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THE RENAISSANCE

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« Reply #105 on: October 17, 2008, 08:48:59 pm »









Tiphernas grounds his account in references to classical tradition that are lacking in Regiomontanus's account: Aristotle, Strabo, and the "certain men," who are, in fact, Cicero, and Pliny.35

Of course, Tiphernas, though he gives an account of the Egyptian origins of astronomy, focuses primarily on classical figures, and ends with Ptolemy—after him, "nothing seems to be able to be
added to that science."

In contrast, Regiomontanus, after relating the story of astronomy's origins with either Abraham
and Moses or Prometheus, Atlas, and Hercules, goes on to say this:   
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Your mind understands what you have been taught; your heart what is true.
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