Studying Nature Brings Us Closer to the Gods

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day, but when I follow the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth; I ascend to Zeus himself to feast me on ambrosia, the food of the gods.


Ptolemy explains the rapturous feelings he gets from studying the stars.

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