A Brief History of Ancient Astrology
Copyright © 2007 Roger Beck
Author(s): Roger Beck
Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
Print ISBN: 9781405110877
Online ISBN: 9780470773772
About this Book
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.