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It's been referred to as “the so much singular centaur that faith and technology have ever produced” (Franz Boll). Astrology as a cultural shape has questioned and involved generations of humankind. It reached its apogee within the eu Renaissance, whilst it flourished in literature, political expression, drugs, paintings, and all of the different parts of pastime catalogued during this precise assortment. Brill’s better half to Renaissance Astrology brings jointly a big selection of craftsmanship from worldwide to give an explanation for the strategy and topic of this cultural shape, together with the Arab and Classical historical past, the medieval culture, the conflict with equipped faith, the effect on wisdom and the contest with newly rising methods of understanding, summarizing the present kingdom of study and suggesting new paths.
Contributors comprise: 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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4 (Brussels: 1940), pp. 187–228. 23 Εἰς τὴν τετράβιβλον του� Πτολεμαίου ἐξηγητὴς ἀνώνυμος—Commentarius anonymus in Claudii Ptolemaei quadripartitum, ed. Hieronymus Wolf, in the same edition (Basel: 1559), pp. 1–180. 24 See Wilhelm and Hans Georg Gundel, Astrologumena. Die astrologische Literatur in der Antike und ihre Geschichte, Sudhoffs Archiv, Beiheft 6 (Wiesbaden: 1966) p. 215 with n. 10. 25 See Catalogus codicum astrologroum Graecorum vol. I, ed. Alessandro Olivieri et al. (Brussels: 1898).

Mélanges de mythologie et de poésie grecques offerts à Francis Vian, ed. 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.

1). Numerous “zodiacal men” following the so-called “melothesia,” showed the practitioner the opportune moment and the right part of the body for blood-letting (see Fig. 60 Based on the Babylonian practica, the secret science became anew an instrument of rulership,61 and so acquired an eminent role in politics. Rulers more or less believed in astrology: examples include Alfonso the Wise in Spain, well known for the “Alfonsine Tables” that astrologers compiled for him, Rudolph II, for whom Kepler composed the “Rudolphine Tables”, as well as kings in France, England, Denmark, and Hungary.

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