Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo matematico sopraordinario dello studio di Pisa. E filosofo, e matematico primario del serenissimo gr. duca di Toscana. Doue ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo tolemaico, e
Per Gio: Batista Landini, 1632
8. Dialog on Two World Systems
In dialog form, arguments are presented in the Italian idiom, comparing the Ptolemaic and Copernican systems. Two interlocutors argue for Copernicus, one for Ptolemy, thus leaving Galileo free to claim impartiality. Galileo meets the two chief onjections to heliocentricity--stellar parallax and vertical fall of terrestrial bodies. In this book Galileo introduced hisimportant theory of the tides. The book was placed in the Index where it remained until 1822. Galileo was tried and confined by the Inquisition.