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Brief History of Ancient Astrology

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ISBN-10: 1405110740

ISBN-13: 9781405110747

Edition: 2007

Authors: Roger Beck

List price: $42.95
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Explores the theory and practice of astrology from Babylon to Ancient Greece and Rome. This book acknowledges the historical symbiosis between astrology and astronomy, explaining the ancient understanding of the zodiac and its twelve signs.
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.60" long x 0.53" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction. What Was Astrology in Ancient Greece and Rome?
Origins and Types of Astrology. The Transfer of Astrology from Babylon. The Pseudo-History of Astrology: "Alien Wisdom"
The Product: How to Construct a Simple Horoscope, Ancient Style
Structure and Meaning in the Horoscope, 1: The Aspects and the "Places"
Structure and Meaning in the Horoscope, 2: The Zodiac and its Signs
Structure and Meaning in the Horoscope, 3: The Planets
Horoscopes and Their Interpretation
A Matter of Life and Death: "Starters," "Destroyers," and "Length of Life." Some Sociopolitical Implications of Astrology
Conclusion: Why Bother with Ancient Astrology in the Twenty-First Century?