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Almagest

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The Syntaxis-megistē of Ptolemy, translated by the Arabians in 800, by order of the calif Al Maimon, and then called Al-maghesti, i.e. “the megistē.” It contains numerous observations and problems of geometry and astronomy: It is very rare, and more precious than gold.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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