The Lure of Egypt or How to Sound Like a Reliable Source

Author: Joanna Komorowska
Abstract: The paper will briefly outline the manner in which the authority of the ancient Egyptians is invoked in several surviving astrological works of antiquity, with the focus on the second century works of Vettius Valens and Claudius Ptolemy, representatives o
Keywords: Egyptian, Vettius Valens, Claudius Ptolemy, Nechepso, tradition versus innovativeness
Publication: Astrology and the Academy: papers from the inaugural conference of the Sophia Centre (published by C 2004 147 – 158

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