Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Adrastes of Aphrodisias

  • Thomas Hockey
Reference work entry

Alternate Name

 Adrastus of Aphrodisias

Flourished(Turkey), second century

Theon of Smyrna based his work upon that of peripatetic Adrastes, who speculated on the number of necessary homocentric celestial spheres. Adrastes’s own commentary on  Plato is lost.

Selected Reference

  1. Pingree, D. (1971). On the Greek Origin of the Indian Planetary Model Employing a Double Epicycle. Journal for the History of Astronomy 2: 80.ADSMathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA