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Claudius Ptolemy and Self-Promotion. A study on Ptolemy’s intellectual

@inproceedings{Domnech2013ClaudiusPA,
  title={Claudius Ptolemy and Self-Promotion. A study on Ptolemy’s intellectual},
  author={C. Dom{\`e}nech},
  year={2013}
}
The main objective of this dissertation is to study the relationship between the mathematician Claudius Ptolemy and his social and intellectual context in the Roman Alexandria of the second century CE. Against the communis opinio (and the much more common silence) on this issue, my main conclusion is that Ptolemy consciously engaged in the competition for gaining a place in the paideia of his time, both by using techniques related to the rhetorical practices of his time, and by seeking the…