Astrology in Roman Times
By axmedinax, Updated
We're here at the banquet! My, how beautiful are the stars tonight!
Praise the heavens! "'The sky above' is the home of twelve gods, and is transformed into as many shapes'" (29).
"...the whole sky turns into a young bull, so at that time recalcitrant people are born, and ploughmen, and those who provide their own dinners" (29).
"...under the Lion are born those who feast gluttonousely, and who boss you around" (29).
"...under the goat, those who have a hard time, whose worries make them sprout horns" (30).
"...under the Fishes, chefs and teachers of rhetoric" (30).
Let us eat, and celebrate the zodiac as we know it!
Let us feast on "the circular plate [which has] the twelve signs of the Zodiac in sequence round it" (26).
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