Babylonian Astrology: Its Origin and Legacy in Europe

  title={Babylonian Astrology: Its Origin and Legacy in Europe},
  author={Nicholas Campion},
Astrology in the twentieth century West has a central place in popular culture, at least if we judge from the spread of horoscope columns in the press and popular magazines. There has been little attempt to trace the causes for its popularity or even to examine its nature. Most histories of the subject from Thorndike (1923-1958) to Tester (1987) assume a fundamental conceptual and technical break between Babylonian and Greek astrology in the last centuries BCE. They say that western astrology… Expand
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