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Disclosure and Discretion in Roman AstrologyManilius and his Augustan Contemporaries$
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Steven J. Green

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646807

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646807.001.0001

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Setting Gentlemanly Limits for Imperial Stellar Investigation in Vitruvius’ De Architectura

Setting Gentlemanly Limits for Imperial Stellar Investigation in Vitruvius’ De Architectura

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(p.109) 6 Setting Gentlemanly Limits for Imperial Stellar Investigation in Vitruvius’ De Architectura
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Disclosure and Discretion in Roman Astrology
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Steven J. Green

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646807.003.0006

This chapter focuses on Vitruvius’ De Architectura, a work that provides the earliest example of astrological negotiation under Augustus. Vitruvius, a practicing architect who is keen to align himself with elite status and imperial sensibilities, toes an appropriate political line by choosing to celebrate the stellar world and the science of astrology (9.1–6) but conceding its practice strictly to selected hallowed experts (9.6).

Keywords:   architect, astrology, De Architectura, Vitruvius

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