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By Claudius Ptolemaeus

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Written basically in Greek, 1961 version.

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While we do not know how long Descartes allowed for the formation of such a planet under his model, it was certainly episodic, and possibly quite short. He believed that geological processes could take place quickly. But time in any event was unimportant to him, just as it had been to Aristotle, and in this he differed markedly from those biblical chronologers to whom time and duration meant everything. Like Descartes, Athanasius Kircher was educated by the Jesuits, but differed from him in that he chose to join the order.

Following a period when it was stored at Dublin Castle, it was deposited in the college after the Restoration. Like most contemporary Fellows of Trinity College Dublin, who were the teaching academics of the day, Ussher took holy orders, and was appointed a vice-chancellor of the university in 1615. For a long time these men had to take a vow of celibacy in order to retain their fellowship, but in a typical Irish twist, the College Statutes made provision for their sons to receive their university education free of charge, so long as the boy was registered under his mother’s name.

Naturally enough given the strong geographical influences on the islands, many of the stories have a common thread. In Polynesia the Earth was born out of surrounding water. Maui, a major folkhero, reeled up New Zealand, Hawaii and Tonga. Some of the island chains were produced by his fishing, at different times, or when (as in the case of Hawaii) one large piece of land broke up as it T H E A N C I E N T S : E A R L Y C H R O N O L O G I E S 11 was hooked out of the water on his fishing line. In the Admiralty Islands a snake that floated across the surface of the water was thought to have produced its island chain.

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