He was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer and a poet. He lived in Egypt under the rule of Roman , and is believed to have been born in the town of Ptolemias Hermiou in the Thebaid. He died in Alexandria around AD 160.
I know that I am mortal by nature and ephemeral, but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies, I no longer touch earth with my feet. I stand in the presence of Zeus himself.