A Brief History of Ancient Astrology
Brief Histories of the Ancient World
1. Edition November 2006
2006. 176 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-1087-7 - John Wiley & Sons
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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.
From the contents
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
1. Introduction. What was Astrology in Ancient Greece and Rome?.
2. Origins and Types of Astrology. The Transfer of Astrology from Babylon. The Pseudo-History of Astrology: "Alien Wisdom".
3. The Product: How to Construct a Simple Horoscope, Ancient Style.
4. Structure and Meaning in the Horoscope, 1: The Aspects and the "Places".
5. Structure and Meaning in the Horoscope, 2: The Zodiac and its Signs.
6. Structure and Meaning in the Horoscope, 3: The Planets.
7. Horoscopes and their Interpretation.
8. A Matter of Life and Death: "Starters," "Destroyers," and "Length of Life." Some Sociopolitical Implications of Astrology.
9. Conclusion: Why Bother with Ancient Astrology in the Twenty-First Century?.