Discussion exercise 3:


Read Scipio's Dream at one of the following sites, paying particular attention to the information on how the cosmos is arranged:




On the diagram provided label the following:

1) The combined sphere of earth and water

2) The sphere of fire

3) The spheres of each planet. Which is closest? Furthest?

Discuss the following questions:

4) Where would you expect to find a cloud? Why?

5) Where would you expect to find a comet? Why?

6) Would Aristotle accept Cicero's explanation for the position and nature of the Milky Way?