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ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix
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Chapter XVII.—Type of Those Born Under Gemini.

Those who are born in Gemini will be of the following description: red countenance, size not very large, evenly proportioned limbs,215215    Or, “parts.” black eyes as if anointed with oil, cheeks turned down,216216    Some read καλῶ γεγεννημένων, or καλῶ τετεννημένων. and large mouth, contracted eyebrows; they conquer all things, they retain whatever possessions they acquire,217217    Or, “they are given to hoarding, they have possessions.” they are extremely rich, penurious, niggardly of what is peculiarly their own, profuse in the pleasures of women,218218    This is an amended reading of the text, which is obviously confused. The correction necessary is introduced lower down in the ms., which makes the same characteristic be twice mentioned. The Abbe Cruice, however, accounts for such a twofold mention, on the ground that the whole subject is treated by Hippolytus in such a way as to expose the absurdities of the astrologic predictions. He therefore quotes the opinions of various astrologers, in order to expose the diversities of opinion existing among them. equitable, musical, liars. And the same by nature are learned, reflective, inquisitive, arriving at their own decisions, concupiscent, sparing of what belongs to themselves, liberal, quiet, prudent, crafty, they form many designs, calculators, accusers, importunate, not prosperous, they are beloved by the fair sex, merchants; as regards friendship, not to any considerable extent useful.


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