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1921: c. 1634, no. 16, ff. 70 Cicero, de divinatione 2. , 2, 33. 107. 71 D. Amand, op. , ch. ii, made a great effort to reconstruct the anti-tatalistic arguments of Carneades, a task which due to its very nature could at best be only partly successful. T= Cf. v. Amim. R E 11. 1921: c. 1930, no. 3,—c. 1932. 73 Strabo, 2, 5. 10 ( f. 116) ; also 3, 4, 4 (f. 157). By means of allegorical interpretation Crates tried to impute to Homer a Stoic concept of geography; Macrobius, sown. , 2, 9, 7; compare A.
181-188; Amand. op. cit. : 55-60. l** Astrological geography, for example, was developed speci fically to explain the differences between races, nations, and customs: compare V ettiuj Valens, Anthologiae 1. 2, ed. , Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos 2. 3; Paulus of Alexandria, f. ; Hephaestion of Thebes, 1, ed. Engelbrecht: 47, 20; cf. F. Cumont in Cat. 2: 85, and La plus ancienne geographie astrologique. Klio 9, 1909: 263-273. 1,0 Diogenes Laertius, 4, 64. 111 Plutarch, Cato maior, 22. Roman intelligentsia was concerned, the famous visit of the three wise men from the east, had certainly not helped.
C . ) . The fact that two relatively severe disturbances close to the heart of the Roman empire were led by men whose claim to leadership was largely if not exclusively l>ased on their reputation as prophets illustrates the 14‘ Diodorus, frgm. 34, 2, 22-23. lM Cf. Klebs, R E 2, 1896: c. 2J39-2041. 1 Diodorus, frgm. 36, 5, 1, eJ. Dindorf. 5: 129-130: rijt iarpoiuurTiKrii roXXqr I x " ' i^rttpian. 1:1 Ibid. 3 6 , 5, 3. One of his predictions, revealed to him by the gods and the stars, was for example that within five days the number of his followers would grow from two hundred to more than a thousand (which proved true).