A Brief History of Ancient Astrology

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 176 pages
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A Brief History of Ancient Astrology explores the theory and practice of astrology from Babylon to Ancient Greece and Rome and its cultural and political impact on ancient societies.
  • Discusses the union between early astrology and astronomy, in contrast to the modern dichotomy between science and superstition.
  • Explains the ancient understanding of the zodiac and its twelve signs, the seven planets, and the fixed circle of 'places' against which the signs and planets revolve.
  • Demonstrates how to construct and interpret a horoscope in the ancient manner, using original ancient horoscopes and handbooks.
  • Considers the relevance of ancient astrology today.

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Very useful. Wish I had read this sooner as it dispelled some of my mental fog about the subject. Easier than wading through hundreds of pages of 19th-century French (if you know ancient astrology, you know who I'm talking about). Read full review

About the author (2008)

Roger Beck is Emeritus Professor at the University Toronto. He is the author of The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire (2006).

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