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Posidonius [Astri*Index]

Greek astrologer and astronomer (c. 135 BCE – c. 51 BCE). Poseidonios, meaning "of Poseidon", was a Greek Stoic philosopher, politician, astronomer, geographer, historian and teacher native to Apamea, Syria. He was acclaimed as the greatest polymath of his age. His vast body of work exists today only in fragments.

Posidonius wrote on physics (including meteorology and physical geography), astronomy, astrology and divination, seismology, geology and mineralogy, hydrology, botany, ethics, logic, mathematics, history, natural history, anthropology, and tactics.

See also:
♦ Tropical Zodiac ♦ Geminus


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