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A history of western astrology

Author: S J Tester
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the history of Western astrology begins with the philosophers of Greece in the 5th century BC. the Greeks added numerology, geometry and rational thought. The philosophy of Plato and later of the Stoics made astrology respectable, and by the time Ptolemy wrote his textbook the Tetrabiblos, in the second century AD, the main lines of astrological practice as it is known today had already been laid down.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S J Tester
ISBN: 0851154468 9780851154466
OCLC Number: 14272163
Description: viii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From the beginnings to Manilius --
From Manilius to Vettius Valens --
Alexandria to Byzantium: Ptolemy and later Greek astrology --
The Latin middle ages --
Renaissance and enlightenment: the second death of astrology.
Responsibility: S.J. Tester.

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The story of the history of Western astrology begins with the philosophers of Greece in the 5th century BC. the Greeks added numerology, geometry and rational thought.  Read more...

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