National Geographic: The Heavens 1995

The movements in the Heavens are interminable and consummate, and the ideal movement is the round one, which, unlike the natural up-and down-ward headways, can final interminably similar. As substances, heavenly figures have matter (aether) and a shape: it appears that Aristotle did see them as living creatures with a reasonable soul as their shape.

NG The Heavens 1995

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