Book ID: CBB613442268

The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology: Origins and Influence (2016)


Greenbaum, Dorian Gieseler (Author)


Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 573 pp.
Language: English

"In 'The daimon in Hellenistic astrology: origins and influence', Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum investigates for the first time the concept of the daimon (daemon, demon), normally confined to religion and philosophy, within the theory and practice of ancient western astrology (2nd century BCE-7th century CE). This multi-disciplinary study covers the daimon within astrology proper as well as the daimon and astrology in wider cultural practices including divination, Gnosticism, Mithraism and Neo-Platonism. It explores relationships between the daimon and fate and Daimon and Tyche (fortune or chance), and the doctrine of lots as exemplified in Plato's Myth of Er. In finding the impact of Egyptian and Mesopotamian ideas of fate on Hellenistic astrology, it critically examines astrology's perception as propounding an unalterable destiny."--Back cover

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Review Levente László (2018) Review of "The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology: Origins and Influence". Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science (pp. 101-114). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Brown, David
Hoz, María Paz de
Luck, Georg
Green, Steven J.
Volk, Katharina
Dasen, Véronique
MHNH (Revista Internacional de Investigación sobre Magia y Astrología Antiguas)
East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine
Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Oxford University Press
Cornell University Press
Indiana University
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Science and culture
Science and religion
Science and literature
Manilius, Marcus
Asclepius of Epidaurus
Ficino, Marsilio
Pletho, Georgios Gemistos
Ammianus Marcellinus
Time Periods
2nd century
Hellenistic world
Alexandria (Egypt)
Mediterranean region

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