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A History Of Western Astrology

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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 ...more
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Published May 24th 1990 by Boydell Press (first published 1987)
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Kathy
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
not so much a history of astrology as a good critical review of the classical astrology works from ancient Greece, Rome, etc. by someone who clearly has actually read them all himself.

the LONG chapter on the Latin Middle Ages was fascinating and I know I will reread it many times.
Fiona
Actually a really interesting book! I used as research for a paper I had to do for one of my classes and it proved to be very helpful. Plus now I know a lot more about the origins of western astrology! Super neat.
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