Most of the great Greek thinkers like Aristotle rejected that system. One or two idle speculators like Aristarchus of Samos did accept the theory and the Greeks passed on most of their good . . . and bad ideas . . . to the Romans.
God warned the chosen people not to go back to Egypt for ANYTHING. . . even to buy horses.... Thanks to Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, the Egyptian sun-centered calendar system gained a foothold in Europe. This was called the Julian calendar. In 1572 it was renamed the Gregorian calendar after that infamous persecutor Pope Gregory.
Copernicus was asked to advise Pope Leo X on the "reform" of the calendar. The Roman or Julian calendar was CORRUPT since the time of Pope Constantine. Their date for the anniversary of the Resurrection of Christ —the most important day of the year —was sometimes off by an entire month. That calendar didn't need reform —it should have been dumped altogether as USELESS and replaced by a proper SOLAR/LUNAR calendar with the new year beginning at the equinox on March 21.
Heliocentric "astronomers" like Copernicus could pretend they knew more about how the heavens go by "discovering' that the earth rotates and goes around the sun. This deception paved the way for acceptance of the corrupt Gregorian calendar which MOST of the world uses today!
Copernicus died 3 years before Saint Martin Luther. The main reason for that system was to discredit the Bible, destroy the blessed Reformation, and gain universal acceptance of the corrupt Gregorian calendar!!
The heliocentric theory is also called the Copernican system.
Copernicus, Nicolaus. On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres. (edited by Stephen Hawking), Running Press, Philadelphia & London, 2002.