No later than the fourth day of the academic week, please respond to this thread by writing a thorough and thoughtful 300 word essay that answers one of the following question sets:
In the version below, we have a Renaissance era replica of Ptolemy’s map, which had been rediscovered in the late 13th century. Even though Ptolemy’s map was more than a thousand years older than the Medieval World Map, it looks much more like maps we would use today. You do not have to answer all of these questions. Simply use them to shape your comparison:
What does Ptolemy’s map allow that the medieval map does not? Why was the discovery of Ptolemy’s map so important? How did it change the way people saw the universe? From what the two maps emphasize, what appears to be important in Ptolemy’s world of 2nd century Greece, as compared to what appears to be important in medieval Europe?
Your Initial Post is expected to be a 300 word prose essay, with a thesis statement and 2-5 paragraphs supporting and explaining the thesis. Remember to base your response on information and analysis from the readings. Cite the required readings at least 3 times, and cite broadly from a broad range, not the same reading 3 times. Note: Maps count as readings. Explain what you learned in your own words, and do your best to synthesize the authors’ analyses into your own original analysis; do not rely exclusively on quotations from the readings to make your points. Please change the title of your post to something unique. Note which question you choose to answer.
Please use required readings
Please post complete references in APA style