Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Fouad 7

4.3 x 7.8


Fragment of horoscope

(4th century A.D. (?))

In this fragment of a horoscope the names of the planets stand farther than usual apart from the corresponding constellations. It may possibly be significant that the three signs of the Zodiac which are here grouped together (Virgo, Taurus, Gemini) all belong to the oikos Hermou, while the two which stand alone on either side (Sagittarius and Capricornus) to the oikoi Dios and Kronou respectively.





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