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It's been referred to as “the so much singular centaur that faith and technological know-how have ever produced” (Franz Boll). Astrology as a cultural shape has wondered and involved generations of humankind. It reached its apogee within the ecu Renaissance, whilst it flourished in literature, political expression, drugs, paintings, and the entire different parts of undertaking catalogued during this distinctive assortment. Brill’s better half to Renaissance Astrology brings jointly a big selection of craftsmanship from all over the world to give an explanation for the strategy and subject of this cultural shape, together with the Arab and Classical background, the medieval culture, the conflict with equipped faith, the impression on wisdom and the contest with newly rising methods of realizing, summarizing the present country of study and suggesting new paths.
Contributors contain: Giuseppe Bezza, Dieter Blume, Claudia Brosseder, Brendan Dooley, William Eamon, Ornella Faracovi, Hiro Hirai, Wolfgang Hübner, Eileen Reeves, Steven Vanden Broecke, and Graziella Federici Vescovini.

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The centers of astrology were situated in the eastern region where it came from: Rhodes, chosen as the crossing point of the geographical map constructed by Eratosthenes,4 and Alexandria, where Demetrius of Phaleron, 1 This study is largely based on Wolfgang Hübner, “Astrologie in der Renaissance,” in Zukunftsvoraussagen in der Renaissance, ed. Klaus Bergdolt and Walther Ludwig assisted by Daniel Schäfer, Wolfenbütteler Abhandlungen zur Renaissanceforschung 23 (Wiesbaden: 2005), pp. 241–279. I am largely indebted to Walther Ludwig, “Zukunftsvoraussagen in der Antike, in der frühen Neuzeit und heute,” published in the same volume, pp.

Domenico Accorinti and Pierre Chuvin (Alessandria: 2003), pp. 75–94; Wolfgang Hartner, The Mercury Horoscope of Marcantonio Michiel, referring to the rare conjunction of sun, Jupiter and Mercury in Cancer 2°. To the “viri Mercuriales” in Antiquity Aelius Aristides could be added, see Behr, “Studies on the Biography of Aelius Aristides,” p. 115, and for the Renaissance, referring to Alessandro Marcello, see Walther Ludwig, “Zur Biographie und den Epigrammen des Komponisten Alessandro Marcello,” Archiv für Musikwissenschaft 60 (2003): 171–185 (reprinted in: Supplementa Neolatina (Hildesheim: 2008), in particular pp.

Apotel. 1,2,20: ὥσπερ τοι�ς ἰατρορι�ς. Cfr. Grafton, Cardano’s Cosmos, p. 64. 59 Erich Schöner, Das Viererschema in der antiken Humoralpathologie, Sudhoffs Archiv, Beiheft 4 (Wiesbaden: 1964). 60 Hübner, Körper und Kosmos. , Die Eigenschaften der Tierkreiszeichen, pp. 246–259 under no. 24 (humors). 61 In the Roman Empire casting horoscopes for emperors was forbidden, see Cramer, Astrology in Roman Law and Politics, pp. 58 and 235–243. 62 See above n. 48. 63 See Knappich, Geschichte der Astrologie, p.

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