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Yozuru If the star of Dignity, the vizier of Tispak, approaches the Scorpion—for three years there will be severe cold, cough and phlegm will befall the land. Astrologers were often used to check on the appropriate moment for coronation. Again the art is proved infallible, for Geta was murdered by his brother. The names were probably chosen because Petosiris represented the prestige of the Egyptian priesthood, and Nechepso that of the Egyptian monarchy— like the other Hermetic texts, they are pseudepigraphical. Such measures were passed again, long after Greek philosophy had become an acceptable elite pastime. So, once the highlights, from Democritean atomic theory to the discovery of the Fallopian tubes, had been set out, interest centred on seeing how the rules of enquiry developed the beginnings of a scientific culture.

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Fewer still have any idea of its origins. This book reveals the importance of astrology in ancient thought, morals, politics and daily life. Tamsyn Barton first traces the history of the subject chronologically. She untangles the Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek threads which come together in Greco-Roman astrology, discussing the astrological literature of each period.

The book examines intellectual and popular reactions to astrology. It also reveals its political role in the Roman Empire - astrologers could set emperors on the throne or depose them. The remainder of the book looks at ancient astrology from a synchronic perspective.

Dr Barton explains the principles of ancient astrology and brings the theory to life by interpreting the horoscope of Prince Charles according to the instructions of ancient treatises. The final section brings together a variety of evidence on the uses made of astrology in everyday life and discusses areas of knowledge related to astrology, from medicine and magic to Mithraic cult. A nice touch was to take the birth chart of Prince Charles and run it through the gauntlet of two astrologers Read full review LibraryThing Review.

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Fewer still have any idea of its origins. This book reveals the importance of astrology in ancient thought, morals, politics and daily life. Tamsyn Barton first traces the history of the subject chronologically. She untangles the Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek threads which come together in Greco-Roman astrology, discussing the astrological literature of each period. The book examines intellectual and popular reactions to astrology.

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