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Meton

(293 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster) | Günther, Linda-Marie (München)
(Μέτων). [English version] [1] Sohn des Empedokles, der 496 v.Chr. in Olympia siegte M. aus Akragas, Sohn des Empedokles, der 496 v.Chr. in Olympia siegte, und Vater des berühmten Philosophen Empedokles [1]. Nach dem Sturz des Tyrannen Thrasydaios 472/1 war M. in Akragas eine angesehene Persönlichkeit (Diog. Laert. 8,51-53; 8,72 = Diels/Kranz 31 A 1; Suda s.v. Empedokles = Diels/ Kranz 31 A 2). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [English version] [2] aus Athen, Astronom und Geometer, E. 4. Jh. v. Chr. Astronom und Geometer aus Athen, Sohn des Pausanias, E. 5. Jh.v.Chr., neben Euktemo…

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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