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I. Greek and Roman Antiquity – II. Practical Theology – III. Islam–

I. Greek and Roman Antiquity

ʿΩροσκόπος/hōroskópos “the watcher of the hours,” was originally a term for the ascendant, then the first 30° section of the Dodecatropos, and finally the position of all the stars at a particular time. The approx. nine Egyptian (between 38 bce and 93 ce) and 180 Greek (from 62 bce until 621 ce) horoscopes have been passed down on stone, papyrus, ostracon, or as graffiti, and also i…

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Hübner, Wolfgang, Thiede, Werner and Strohmaier, Gotthard, “Horoscope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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