The expanse of heaven

The whole of this earth’s globe, as thou hast learnt from the demonstration of astronomy, compared with the expanse of heaven, is found no bigger than a point; that is to say, if measured by the vastness of heaven’s sphere, it is held to occupy absolutely no space at all.

The Consolation of Philosophy, 523 AD

Bookmarked because we so often hear that the ancients didn’t know this.

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