Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos: or, Quadripartite: being four books of the influence of the stars – eBook
Author: Ptolemy, explained by Ashmand, J. M
The Year of publishing: 1900
Publisher: London: Printed and published by W. Foulsham
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Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute
Contributor: Getty Research Institute
The number of pages: 200
The “Tetrabiblos” of the famous astronomer, astrologer, and geographer Claudius Ptolemaeus (c. 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 of the work is astrology, which in Ptolemy’s time as down to the Renaissance was fused as a respectable science with astronomy.
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