Alumni Events

Cosmos and Character: Topics in Hellenistic Astrology

(Only open to current MA CAA students and alumni)


Wednesday 30 March 7:00 - 9:00 pm BST

Wednesday 6 April 7:00 - 9:00 pm BST

Wednesday 13 April 7:00 - 9:00 pm BST

Where: On Webex. All those registered will receive a link to the seminar room via email earlier on the day of a seminar

Lecture 1: Philosophy and Fate in Hellenistic Astrology
How philosophy informs Hellenistic astrology. The problem of fate in astrology: or is it?

Lecture 2: Endowment and Chance: The Lots of Fortune and Daimon
Nature versus nurture. Body and soul. A look at how Hellenistic astrology works with these in a mostly forgotten doctrine.

Lecture 3: Love and Compulsion: The Lots of Eros and Necessity
A look at love, desire, force and compulsion: two sides of the same coin?

PLEASE NOTE: These seminars on webex will not be recorded.

Lecturer: Dorian Greenbaum

Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum received her Ph.D. in 2009 from the Warburg Institute, London, writing on the daimon in Hellenistic astrology. Among her recently published works are 'Astronomy, Astrology and Medicine', in Springer's Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy (2014); (with Franziska Naether) 'Astrological Implications in the "Lot Oracle" PGM 50', MHNH, 11, 2011, pp. 484-505; and (with Micah Ross) 'The Role of Egypt in the Development of the Horoscope' in Egypt in Transition: Social and Religious Development of Egypt in the First Millennium BCE, eds Bareš, Coppens and Smoláriková (Prague, 2010). In November her book based on her PhD was published by Brill: The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology: Origins and Influence..

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