Vettius Valens – The Anthology (Book II Concluding and III) by Robert Schmidt and Robert Hand

VOL. VIII: VETTIUS VALENS. ANTHOLOGY, Bk III. On the general subject of length of life. The method of primary directions. The bound ruler. The combination of ascensional times with planetary periods. Prenatal new and full moons. Numerous examples of these life expectancy calculations. A large amount of dense but suggestive material on numerous alternative traditions. 

(Greek Track Volume VIII)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Robert Hand …………………………………………………………………………………………. i

Translator’s Preface by Robert Schmidt …………………………………………………………………………. vii

Book Two of the Anthology of Vettius Valens (Concluded) ………………………………………………… 1
          38. Concerning Marriage, Wedlock, and Bliss – A Variety of Considerations
                    and Figures ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 1
          39. Concerning Having Children or Childlessness …………………………………………………. 10
          40. Concerning Siblings …………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
          41. Concerning Violent Deaths, with Illustrations …………………………………………………. 11

Book Three of the Anthology of Vettius Valens ……………………………………………………………… 27
          1. Concerning Predomination …………………………………………………………………………….. 27
          2. Concerning the Notable Degrees of the Pivot Points …………………………………………. 33
          3. On Aphesis ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 35
          4. Concerning Winds of the Stars and their Exaltations and Steps ………………………….. 42
          5. Concerning the Sect of the Stars ……………………………………………………………………. 45
          6. Concerning Winds and Changes …………………………………………………………………….. 49
                    Bounds According to Vettius Valens, Diurnal Charts …………………………………….. 52
          7. From the Anthology of Valens concerning a Numerical Lot and Length of Life.
                    The Same also in Regard to the Propitious Times, with Illustrations ……………….. 53
          8. Concerning the Teaching of the Crisis of the Seventh and the Ninth ……………………. 58
          9. Teachings Pertaining to Conjunctions and Whole Moons and Conception in
                    Relation to the Ascending Node that Concern Length of Life …………………………. 60
          10. How to Find Precisely the Sun, the Moon, and the Horoskopos in a Conception ……. 63
          11. Concerning the Lot of Fortune in Regard to the Matter of Length of Life with
                    Illustrations, in which are also the Least Years of the Stars ………………………….. 67
          12. Concerning Crisis Times ………………………………………………………………………………. 70
          13. Mean Years of the Stars ………………………………………………………………………………. 71

Appendix I
          Translation Conventions …………………………………………………………………………………… 74

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