History : Sep-Oct 2016
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY 43 a.d. 14-27 Marcus Manilius’s long poem Astronomica reveals the voluminous astrological knowledge the Roman world had inherited from Greece. a.d. 16 Fearing subversive attempts to predict his death, the Roman emperor Tiberius expels astrologers from the imperial capital. a.d. 147-160 Greek astronomer Claudius Ptolemy writes his treatise on astrology, Tetrabiblos, a work that will later influence Renaissance scholars. a.d. 152-162 Greco-Roman scholar Vettius Valens publishes his Anthology, which includes a great number of horoscopes. CHRISTIAN GOUPI/AGE FOTOSTOCK EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN The will of the Olympian gods, such as Pallas Athena—to whom the Parthenon in Athens was dedicated—or her brother, the sun god Apollo, linked the heavens with the fate of mortals on Earth.