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Before Christianity: Stars, Foreign Cults and Mystery Religions stars and gods Ovid and the gods Gods have their uses, let’s believe they’re there. To the old altars wine and incense bear. Ovid, The Art of Love , Book 1, 637-638 Augustus and the revival of religion restoration of 82 temples in 28 C.E . ( Res Gestae 20.4) Livy and the speech of Camillus astrology (“telling of the stars”) a serious profession and science in antiquity “a remarkably resilient discipline” (Tamsyn Barton, Ancient Astrology , page 1) origins (ancient and Eastern) Babylonians, Egyptians, and Greeks Augustus and the capricorn Tiberius Claudius Thrasyllus born in Alexandria died 36 C.E . astrologer of emperor Tiberius (14-37 C.E. ); editor of Platonic dialogues arrival of ship with good tidings on island of Rhodes (brought to Rome as citizen) star (comet) of divine Julius Cult of the Emperor Cult of Genius of Augustus (citizens); Cult of Roma and Augustus (provincials) Foreign Cults Roman religion, itself, is a mixture of foreign rituals and gods
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