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Figulus

( first reliably known Roman astrologer)

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Figulus - friend of Cicero (106 - 43 BC), opponent of Julius Caesar (102/100 - 44 BC),. In his work Neopythagoreanism combined with the teachings of the Etruscans on the turn of the century and the magic. The author of two books descriptions of the constellations. F. was popular as an astrologer in the Roman Senate. At birth August Figulus predicted his father that his son later would become "the ruler of all earthly circle.

Nickname Nigidiya "Gonchar" associated with the following history. One person who does not believe in astrology, said Nigidiyu on a completely different fate of two people who were born in two successive moments. Random neighborhood potter to manufacture pots and quickly turned the potter's wheel. Nigidy led his opponent to the potter's wheel, and asked him to do in two successive moments, ie. very quickly twice in a row on the line on clay. When after that the circle stopped, . was, . that the distance between the marks were made fairly large, . and the astrologer said: "The heavenly sphere rotates much faster than the circle, . so what is surprising in, . that they are born - in fact all the same, one after another - the twins are different constellations, . unequal genitury? ",


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