An Introduction To The Tetrabiblos Of Ptolemy

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An Introduction To The Tetrabiblos Of Ptolemy

Author : Andrea Laurel Gehrz
ISBN : 0982789300
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This book is an Ancient Greek to English translation of Porphyry of Tyre's, "An Introduction to the Tetrabiblos of Ptolemy." This Introduction is an ancient text on astrology, meant by Porphyry to accompany Claudius Ptolemy's "Almagest," one of the most influential Greek texts on astrology.
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Ptolemy S Tetrabiblos In The Translation Of William Of Moerbeke

Author : Gudrun Vuillemin-Diem
ISBN : 9789058679628
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First ever edition of the Latin translation of Ptolemy’s masterwork This is the first edition ever of Moerbeke’s Latin translation of Ptolemy’s celebrated astrological handbook, known under the title Tetrabiblos or Quadripartitum (opus). Ptolemy’s treatise (composed after 141 AD) offers a systematic overview of astrological science and had, together with hisAlmagest, an enormous influence up until the 17th century. In the Latin Middle Ages the work was mostly known through translations from the Arabic. William of Moerbeke’s translation was made directly from the Greek and it is a major scholarly achievement manifesting not only Moerbeke’s genius as a translator, but also as a scientist. The edition is accompanied by extensive Greek-Latin indices, which give evidence of Moerbeke’s astonishing enrichment of the Latin vocabulary, which he needed both to translate the technical scientific vocabulary and to cope with the many new terms Ptolemy created. The introduction examines Moerbeke’s translation method and situates the Latin translation within the tradition of the Greek text. This edition makes possible a better assessment of the great medieval translator and also contributes to a better understanding of the Greek text of Ptolemy’s masterwork.
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Traditional Astrology Ptolemy S Tetrabiblos

Author : J. M. Ashmand
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In this little volume will be found the whole of the elements of astrology, and the entire ground-work of those stupendous tomes in folio and quarto on the same subject, which were produced in myriads during the 16th and 17th centuries, for the due mystification of the then world. The present volume is addressed equally to the general reader, as well as to the votary of pure astrology, if any such there be; to the one it offers amusement; for the other, it should contain the most glowing interest. Even to the speculative metaphysician it will furnish food for contemplation; for, in addition to its peculiar hypothesis of cause and effect, it develops many of those apparent incongruities of character so often united in the same individual; and this development, even although adapted to the doctrine of the stars, still merits attention; inasmuch as the phenomena of which it treats (in whatever way they may be produced or regulated) will ever remain in actual existence.
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Delphi Collected Works Of Ptolemy Illustrated

Author : Claudius Ptolemy
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Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek astronomer, geographer and astrologer of the second century, who lived in the city of Alexandria. He wrote the ‘Tetrabiblos’, comprising four books on the subject of astrology, which was a seminal influence on the subject up until the Renaissance. Ptolemy also wrote ‘Geography’, a gazetteer and treatise on cartography, compiling the geographical knowledge of the second century Roman Empire. This intriguing work helped shape the development of geographical knowledge and cartographic traditions of the medieval era. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Ptolemy’s collected works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ptolemy's life and works * Features two major works by Ptolemy * ‘Geography’ translated by Edward Luther Stevenson, 1932 * ‘Tetrabiblos’ translated by Frank Egleston Robbins for the Loeb Classical Library, 1940 * Includes the Greek text of ‘Tetrabiblos’, ideal for students * Concise introductions to the works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Features a bonus biography — discover Ptolemy's ancient world Please note: due to the nature of ‘Geography’, which is composed of numerous lists of data, our text presents both text and images, to ensure the information is presented in the most effective way on eReader screens. Please visit to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set CONTENTS: The Translations Geography Tetrabiblos The Greek Text Tetrabiblos The Biography Ptolemy by R. S. Ball Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles
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Ancient Meteorology

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Discusses Greek and Roman approaches to this broad discipline, which in classical antiquity included not only 'weather', but occurrences such as earthquakes and comets. It is the first book of its kind in English.
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Researching The Art Of Teaching

Author : Peter Woods
ISBN : 0415131294
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All those involved in educational enquiry will find something of interest here, but the issues discussed are of general relevance within qualitative research. They bear on such matters as research purposes, research design, research careers, access, data collection, data analysis, truth criteria, the relationship between theory and research methods, writing-up and dissemination.
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Skeet Shooting For Astrologers

Author : David R. Roell
ISBN : 9781933303291
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Here is a collection of essays from AstroAmerica's acclaimed weekly Newsletter, along with an assortment of other essays of interest. Highlights include: The key to using house rulers and dispositors in reading a chart. Numerous tricks to interpret intercepted signs. Reincarnation and the natal chart. Aphorisms, what they are, how they work. The secret to politicians and their charts. The best ways to make money with astrology. A new, unique, history of astrology. How to rectify a chart using character, not math. Why Western astrology is just as good as Vedic. The surprising secret of the ancient Greek Antikythera mechanism: It's an astrological tool.Specially written for this book, a revolutionary new theory of astrology, based on planetary resonance in a defined clock-work mechanism. Discover the Earth's secret third zodiac.Interspersed, slice-of-life, stream-of-consciousness essays. What it's like to live in America in the first years of the 21st century.The author was introduced to astrology in the early 1980's and has studied intensely since the mid-1990's. He previously published AstroAmerica's Daily Ephemeris. This is his first book of essays.
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Causation And Creation In Late Antiquity

Author : Anna Marmodoro
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This book explores ancient thinking about causation and creation, considering the perspectives of key Christian and pagan thinkers.
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Ptolemy S Geography

Author : Ptolemy
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Ptolemy's Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time. Written in the second century AD, for more than fifteen centuries it was the most detailed topography of Europe and Asia available and the best reference on how to gather data and draw maps. Ptolemy championed the use of astronomical observation and applied mathematics in determining geographical locations. But more importantly, he introduced the practice of writing down coordinates of latitude and longitude for every feature drawn on a world map, so that someone else possessing only the text of the Geography could reproduce Ptolemy's map at any time, in whole or in part, at any scale. Here Berggren and Jones render an exemplary translation of the Geography and provide a thorough introduction, which treats the historical and technical background of Ptolemy's work, the contents of the Geography, and the later history of the work.
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Ptolemy In Perspective

Author : Alexander Jones
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Ptolemy was the most important physical scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a half his writings on astronomy, astrology, and geography were models for imitation, resources for new work, and targets of criticism. Ptolemy in Perspective traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours. The nine studies show the complex processes by which an ancient scientist and his work gained and subsequently lost an overreaching reputation and authority.
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A Kingdom Of Stargazers

Author : Michael A. Ryan
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Astrology in the Middle Ages was considered a branch of the magical arts, one informed by Jewish and Muslim scientific knowledge in Muslim Spain. As such it was deeply troubling to some Church authorities. Using the stars and planets to divine the future ran counter to the orthodox Christian notion that human beings have free will, and some clerical authorities argued that it almost certainly entailed the summoning of spiritual forces considered diabolical. We know that occult beliefs and practices became widespread in the later Middle Ages, but there is much about the phenomenon that we do not understand. For instance, how deeply did occult beliefs penetrate courtly culture and what exactly did those in positions of power hope to gain by interacting with the occult? In A Kingdom of Stargazers, Michael A. Ryan examines the interest in astrology in the Iberian kingdom of Aragon, where ideas about magic and the occult were deeply intertwined with notions of power, authority, and providence. Ryan focuses on the reigns of Pere III (1336–1387) and his sons Joan I (1387–1395) and Martí I (1395–1410). Pere and Joan spent lavish amounts of money on astrological writings, and astrologers held great sway within their courts. When Martí I took the throne, however, he was determined to purge Joan’s courtiers and return to religious orthodoxy. As Ryan shows, the appeal of astrology to those in power was clear: predicting the future through divination was a valuable tool for addressing the extraordinary problems—political, religious, demographic—plaguing Europe in the fourteenth century. Meanwhile, the kings' contemporaries within the noble, ecclesiastical, and mercantile elite had their own reasons for wanting to know what the future held, but their engagement with the occult was directly related to the amount of power and authority the monarch exhibited and applied. A Kingdom of Stargazers joins a growing body of scholarship that explores the mixing of religious and magical ideas in the late Middle Ages.
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A Companion To Astrology In The Renaissance

Author : Brendan Dooley
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Brill’s Companion to Renaissance Astrology brings together a wide array of expertise from around the globe to explain the method and matter of this unique cultural form, summarizing the current state of research and suggesting new paths.
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Encylopedia Britannica

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The Astrology Book

Author : James R Lewis
ISBN : 9781578593019
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The scientific, historic, and popular basis behind the ancient art of astrology is explored in this comprehensive reference. The guide also includes a table of astrological glyphs and abbreviations, a section on casting a chart, and a chapter that explains and interprets every planet in every house and sign.
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The New Astrology Of Towns And Cities

Author : Lisa Mendes (ed.)
ISBN : 9781291762808
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A revised edition of the much-loved 1973 classic by Harold Wigglesworth, the 'New Astrology of Towns & Cities' contains updated listings of the horoscopes of England's major towns and cities based on their royal charters or dates of incorporation, as well as other key information such as county information and an in-depth notes section filled with interesting facts and figures. A must-have for the astrologer interested in local history, mundane astrology and the astrology of places.
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Medieval Italy

Author : Christopher Kleinhenz
ISBN : 9781135948801
Genre : History
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This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.
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