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Nicepsos [Astro*Index]

Ancient King of Sais, capitol city of Egypt on the Nile Delta.

Fagan quotes Newton in a passage which is more interesting for its reference to ancient astrological methodology than for its history or the fact it mentions Nicepsos, "After the study of astronomy was set on foot for the use of navigation, and the Egyptians, by the heliacal rising and setting of the stars, had determined the length of the solar year, and by other observations had determined the solstices and formed the fixed stars into asterism, all of which was done in the reigns of Ammon, Sesac, Orus and Memnon, about a thousand years before Christ, Nicepsos, King of Sais, by the assistance of a priest of Egypt, invented astrology, grounding it on the aspects of the planets."


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