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Scientists Could Have Found How The Traditional Greeks’ ‘first Computer’ Tracked The Cosmos

Ancient Greek, ancient Roman, and medieval philosophers usually mixed the geocentric mannequin with a spherical Earth, in distinction to the older flat-Earth mannequin implied in some mythology. The historical Jewish Babylonian uranography pictured a flat Earth with a dome-shaped, rigid cover known as the firmament placed over it (רקיע- rāqîa’). However, the Greek astronomer and mathematician Aristarchus of Samos (c. 310 – c. 230 BC) developed a heliocentric mannequin placing the entire then-known planets in their correct order around the Sun.

Macrobius believed that the planets governed every little thing that occurred below them...