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Paper: Tot Graeci Tot Sententiae: Astronomical Perspective Multiplicity in Ancient Greece
Volume: 441, The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VI
Page: 371
Authors: Longo, O.
Abstract: Ancient Greece was made of a multiplicity of thinking heads, in an atmosphere of (relative) freedom of opinions, in every field of knowledge. then we should not wonder if many astronomical and cosmological theories, survived until our 17th century, had already been formulated by different philosophers and in different regions, cities and periods of Greek history. Geocentric and heliocentric theories, as well as an atomistic theory of an infinite universe (with infinite worlds), could survive without crashing with one another. In the same time, religious opinions regarding the planets and Sun as a series of gods were present, however not on a scientific ground.
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