Tetrabiblos

Tetrabiblos

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The Tetrabiblos (literally, “four books”) is the oldest existing systematic “textbook” of astrology. Its author, Claudius Ptolemy, is regarded as the father of Western astrology.

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As for the crops of the earth, he brings about want, scarcity and loss" (Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos 179-83); emphasis added.
Claudius Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos and Almagest (Second Century, AD) were the standards of the day, but his planetary positions not accurate.
This verb occurs in only one other instance in Ptolemy's corpus, in Tetrabiblos 1.
Entre dichas obras es preciso resaltar el Tetrabiblos de Ptolomeo y el Introductorium maius in astronomiam de Albumasar, obras mediante las cuales los llamados 'sistema de interrogaciones' y 'sistema de elecciones' ingresan en el mundo cristiano (55).
Section I includes a few classical sources in translation, including Herodotus's Histories, Hippocrates (from Airs, Waters, Places), Pliny's History of the World, and a translated section of Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos.
Alentado por el ambiente de estudio que se respiraba en el Museo de Alejandria, Claudio Ptolomeo abarco, ademas de la astronomia, otras disciplinas acerca de las que tambien redacto varios tratados: el Tetrabiblos o Quadripartitum, un trabajo sobre astrologia--ciencia muy respetada en aquellos tiempos y ligada a la astronomia--, en el que analiza la influencia de los astros sobre las personas y explica como construir astrolabios y relojes de sol; Optica, una obra de cinco volumenes que versa sobre la teoria de los espejos, la reflexion y la refraccion de la luz, fenomenos de los que tuvo en consideracion sus consecuencias sobre las observaciones astronomicas, y, finalmente, Armonicas, uno de sus mas relevantes estudios, que trata sobre teoria musical.
Da sua obra cientifica, sao importantes o seu Resumo das Hipoteses Astronomicas (resumo de Hiparco, Aristarco de Samos e Ptolomeu), a sua parafrase do Tetrabiblos de Ptolomeu e a sua obra sobre a esfera, que veio a constituir importante alternativa escolar a obra homonima de Sacrobosco.
8) El Tetrabiblos de Claudio Ptolomeo, considerado la guia indiscutible de los astrologos de la Europa medieval, no relaciona a los nacidos bajo Venus (Tauro y Libra) con la concupiscencia.
Obviously, the primary ancient source of the mythographic tradition is Ptolemy with his Tetrabiblos.
This is important as a geographical document in Arabic, drawing from Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos and other sources.
The Arabic transmission of the Ptolemaic Tetrabiblos made available an astrological work that was unconnected to the Stoic astrological fatalism that had always presented difficulties for Christian theology.
In the Tetrabiblos, Ptolemy assigned "feminine" powers to Venus and "masculine" powers to Mars.