``For when Archimedes fastened on a globe the movements
of moon, sun and five wandering stars, he, just like Plato's God who built the
world in the ``Timaeus'', made one revolution of the sphere control several
movements utterly unlike in slowness and speed. Now if in this world of ours
phenomena cannot take place without the act of God, neither could Archimedes
have reproduced the same movements upon a globe without divine genius''
Cicero, Tusculan Disputations, Book I, Section XXV