Astrology and Religion among the Greeks and Romans by Franz Cumont

By Franz Cumont

It's the objective of those lectures brought below the auspices of the yankee Committee for Lectures at the heritage of Religions, to sum up the result of researches carried on via me for a few years within the box of old astrology and astral faith. For a few evidence set forth right here in a precis type, i will be able to refer the reader attracted to the main points to a few particular articles released in numerous periodicals; the evidence of different assertions may be given in a bigger paintings that i'm hoping at a few destiny date to post in this comparable normal subject matter.

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New York City; Prof. , Secretary, 248 S. ; President Francis Brown, Union Theological Seminary, New York City; Prof. Richard Gottheil, Columbia University, New York City; Prof. Robert F. ; Prof. ; Prof. F. W. Hooper, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences; Prof. E. W. ; Prof. ; President F. K. ; Prof. H. P. Smith, Meadville Theological Seminary, Meadville, Pa. The lecturers in the course of American Lectures on the History of Religions and the titles of their volumes are as follows: 1894-1895--Prof.

These were therefore identified with the principal figures of the Assyrio-Babylonian pantheon. In accordance with the rank which was assigned to them and in accordance also with the brightness, colour, or duration of the revolution of the stars, relations were established between stars and gods. To Marduk, the foremost of the latter, was assigned Jupiter, whose golden light burns most steadily in the sky, Venus fell to Ishtar, Saturn to Ninib, Mercury to Nebo, Mars, by reason of its blood-red colour, to Nergal, patron of war.

1907-1908--Prof. A. V. W.  1 1909-1910--Prof. --Aspects of Religious Belief and Practice in Babylonia and Assyria. 1910-1911--Prof. J. J. M. --The Development of Religion in China. The lecturer for 1911-1912 was Prof. Franz Cumont of Brussels, recognised as the leading authority on Greek Astrology and Mithraism. From 1892 until his resignation in 1910, Prof. Cumont held the Chair of Roman Institutions at the University of Ghent. Since 1899, he has been Curator of the Royal Museums of Antiquities at Brussels.

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