Cleomedes (Kleomedes)( Greek astronomer)
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Biography Cleomedes (Kleomedes)
Cleomedes; Kleomedes, probably, II in. n. e., the Greek astronomer. Author of the popular essay on the cycles of celestial bodies (Kyklike theoria meteoron; lat.: De motu circulari corporum caelestium) in 2 books, though, apparently, the title it would be better translated as the Encyclopedia of celestial bodies. K., a follower of the Stoic philosophy, arguing against Epicureans, but willingly uses the works of Posidonius, many fragments of which he reached us. The product K. was conceived as a textbook of astronomy, and as such it has existed for many generations until the Middle Ages.