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Oinopides

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Author(s): Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster)
[English version] (Οἰνοπίδης) von Chios. Astronom und Geometer in der 2. H. des 5. Jh.v.Chr., laut Proklos (in Eukl. elem., p. 65,21) nur wenig jünger als Anaxagoras [2], nach Diog. Laert. 9,41 von Demokritos [1] erwähnt. O. soll laut Diod. 1,98,3 von ägypt. Priestern ausgebildet worden sein und stand mit seiner kosmologischen Theorie von zwei Elementen (Feuer und Erde) den Pythagoreern nahe (Aristot. meteor. 1,8,345a 13f.). Er erklärte die Milchstraße myth. als den früheren Weg des Helios, der si…

Astrology

(3,362 words)

Author(s): Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster)
A. Antiquity to Renaissance A.1. IntroductionAntiquity and the Renaissance were high water marks in the history of A. The cosmological worldview, associated with Graeco-Roman polytheism, was in both periods regarded as a form of surrogate religion. While Christian rulers in the West for the most part condemned A. as heresy and only occasionally engaged with it [18], it lived on in Sassanid Persia (AD 227–651) and India. After the Arabs conquered the then hub of scholarship, Alexandria, in AD 642, A. migrated to Constantinople and Baghdad. During the…
Date: 2016-11-24
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