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  Greek Horoscopes


 
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 2005
Binding Paperback
ISBN 871690489

Product Code: 1422305007

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Otto Neugebauer (au); H. B. Van Hoesen (au). What we know about Greek astronomy is dominated by Ptolemy’s “Almagest” (written c. 140 A.D.) & closely related works like Theon’s “Handy Tables” (end of 4th C.) but we have only very little info. about the practice of computing the positions of sun, moon, & planets during any period of antiquity. Now, the Greek horoscopes are available for study as a group which could be expected to reflect the current techniques of Greek astronomy. About 60 horoscopes from the first 5 centuries of our era have been published since Young (1828) & Champollion-Figeac (1840) in the papyrological literature, which comprises 18,000 texts. This vol. includes all horoscopes from this widely scattered material & a few unpub. pieces. Illus. (Reprint of APS 1987 ed.)

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