Thread: Apotelesmatika
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Re: Apotelesmatika

The Greeks called their methods ''physical'', not in the sense that they are ''materialistic'', but in the sense of ''natural'' or ''scientific'' - Robbins usually favours the first translation (though he uses physical and scientific at times), Riley usually favours the second translation as ''scientific'' (though he uses physical and natural a few times). The terms are used by Ptolemy and Valens to separate their astrology from mythology, divination, numerology and magic, and to base them firmly on astronomy.
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