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Loeb Classical Library #435: Ptolemy: Tetrabiblos

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The Tetrabiblos of the famous astronomer and geographer Claudius Ptolemaeus (ca. 100–178 CE) of Egypt consists of four books, the title given in some manuscripts meaning 'Mathematical Treatise in Four Books', in others 'The Prognostics addressed to Syrus'. The subject is astrology, which in Ptolemy's time as down to the Renaissance was fused as a respectable science with astronomy. Translations and commentaries are few, and only three Greek texts had been printed (all in the 16th century) before the present one and the one begun by F. Boll and finished by Emilie Boer in 1940.

Synopsis:

In Tetrabiblos, a core text in the history of astrology, the preeminent ancient astronomer Ptolemy (c. 100-178 CE) treats the practical use of astronomical knowledge: making predictions about individuals' lives and the outcome of human affairs.

Synopsis:

In this treatise by the preeminent ancient astronomer, knowledge of the movement of the sun, moon, stars, and planets (studied in Ptolemy's < I>

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Luminaries And Planets

The Signs Of The Zodiac

Book I

1. Introduction

2. That Knowledge By Astronomical Means Is Attainable, And How Far

3. That It Is Also Beneficial

4. Of The Power Of The Planets

5. Of Beneficent And Maleficent Planets

6. Of Masculine And Feminine Planets

7. Of Diurnal And Nocturnal Planets

8. Of The Power Of The Aspects To The Sun

9. Of The Power Of The Fixed Stars

10. Of The Effect Of The Seasons And Of The Four Angles

11. Of Solstitial, Equinoctial, Solid, And Bicorporeal Signs

12. Of Masculine And Feminine Signs

13. Of The Aspects Of The Signs

14. Of Commanding And Obeying Signs

15. Of Signs Which Behold Each Other And Signs Of Equal Power

16. Of Disjunct Signs

17. Of The Houses Of The Several Planets

18. Of The Triangles

19. Of Exaltations

20. Of The Disposition Of Terms

21. According To The Chaldaeans

22. Of Places And Degrees

23. Of Faces, Chariots, And The Like

24. Of Applications And Separations And The Other Powers

Book II

1. Introduction

2. Of The Characteristics Of The Inhabitants Of The General Climes

3. Of The Familiarities Between Countries And The Triplicities And Stars

4. Method Of Making Particular Predictions

5. Of The Examination Of The Countries Affected

6. Of The Time Of The Predicted Events

7. Of The Class Of Those Affected

8. Of The Quality Of The Predicted Event

9. Of The Colours Of Eclipses, Comets, And The Like

10. Concerning The New Moon Of The Year

11. Of The Nature Of The Signs, Part By Part, And Their Effect Upon The Weather

12. Of The Investigation Of Weather In Detail

13. Of The Significance Of Atmospheric Signs

Book III

1. Introduction

2. Of The Degree Of The Horoscofic Point

3. The Subdivision Of The Science Of Nativities

4. Of Parents

5. Of Brothers And Sisters

6. Of Males And Females

7. Of Twins

8. Of Monsters

9. Of Children That Are Not Reared

10. Of Length Of Life

11. Of Bodily Form And Temperament

12. Of Bodily Injuries And Diseases

13. Of The Quality Of The Soul

14. Of Diseases Of The Soul

Book IV

1. Introduction

2. Of Material Fortune

3. Of The Fortune Of Dignity

4. Of The Quality Of Action

5. Of Marriage

6. Of Children

7. Of Friends And Enemies

8. Of Foreign Travel

9. Of The Quality Of Death

10. Of The Division Of Times

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674994799
Translator:
Robbins, F. E.
Translator:
Ptolemy
Author:
Ptolemy
Author:
Ptolemy, Claudius
Author:
Robbins, F. E.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Astrology
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Astrology -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient/General
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
no. 2-4no. 435
Publication Date:
January 1940
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 11 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In Tetrabiblos, a core text in the history of astrology, the preeminent ancient astronomer Ptolemy (c. 100-178 CE) treats the practical use of astronomical knowledge: making predictions about individuals' lives and the outcome of human affairs.
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