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Ptolemy, the Man who Reached the Stars

By Mónica Correa, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The study of the earth, stars and space started millennia ago. With a lot of observation and subsequent writings, men such as Ptolemy built the foundations of our understanding of the universe that surrounds us. Today we know that his name was, in fact, Klaudios Ptolemaios. He probably

Hypatia: The Last Academic – Part One

By Mary Naples, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom They came to her by land. They came to her by sea. They came to her from the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire and they came to her from close by. Amongst the literati, Hypatia (355-415 CE), acclaimed philosopher and leading mathematician, was a rock star. She