Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman scholar Censorinus bestowed upon his best friend a charming birthday present: The Birthday Book, which appears here in its long-awaited first English translation. Laying out everything he knew about birthdays, the book starts simply, but by the conclusion of this brief yet brilliant gem, Censorinus has sketched a glorious vision of a universe ruled by harmony and order, where the microcosm of the child in the womb corresponds to the macrocosm of the planets. Alternately serious and playful, Censorinus touches on music, history, astronomy, astrology, and every aspect of time as it was understood in third-century Rome. He also provides ancient answers to perennial questions: Why does the day begin at midnight? Where did Leap Year come from? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Embodying the proverbial gift that keeps on giving, The Birthday Book has long been treasured by scientists, poets, and scholars, and Holt Parker’s graceful and lively new translation—accompanied by an illuminating introduction and detailed notes—is itself a present for Latinists, historians of science, and anyone looking for an unusual birthday gift.
What the Day You Were Born Reveals About Your Love Life, Your Career, Your Special Destiny!
Author: Russell Grant
Go beyond your sun sign to find your place in the cosmos! Do you want to uncover your partner’s secret desires and fantasies? Enhance your health, rev up your career, improve your mind? Develop a more intimate knowledge of your own personality . . . and a deeper understanding of those you love? Your character isn’t influenced just by your sun sign. It is shaped by the natural rhythms at work on the precise day you were born. The Book of Birthdays, written by acclaimed British astrologer Russell Grant, shows you how to use this exciting astrological breakthrough to achieve a more dynamic understanding of yourself, your mate, and your world. Are you a bright, energetic spring baby? A vividly colorful child of the fall? Were you born in the heat of summer or the waning light of winter? Unlike any other astrology book, The Book of Birthdays reveals how the season of your birth affects the huge collective of characteristics that makes you unique. Also learn: • How the exact time of the day you were born sets you apart from others who share your sun sign • How the changing cycles of nature will influence all the seasons of your life • Insight into the quirks and tendencies that make you you! With individualized tips for robust mind and body health and inspirational personality profiles for every day, The Book of Birthdays is a must for every astrology buff—and a happy celebration of every birth date of the year!
Discover the secret to exactly who you are based on the unique combination of astrology and psychology. Did you know that your birthday can reveal surprising details about your personality, relationships, and health? The Complete Book of Birthdays is a compelling, easy-to-use reference book that gives you insight into your birthday profile and shows you how to maximize your career goals, love life, and health! Each day of the year comes with a complete, in-depth personality profile that, when partnered with your astrological sign, creates shocking results. Learn all about yourself and your unique strengths, but don't forget to turn the pages and find out the secrets of your friends, family, and colleagues too!
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For the Ruin family in 1970s California, as described by the precocious young Inez, life is complex. Her father, Paul, is self-obsessed, intrusive, and brilliant. He's also twice divorced, leaving Inez to bounce between two worlds and embracing neither-that of Paul's bohemian life in San Francisco and the more sedate world of her mother Connie, a Latin bombshell who plays tennis and attends EST seminars in the suburbs. As Inez progresses through high school we are witness to a remarkable family saga that renders a strange and fascinating slice of America in transition-one like the Ruins of California themselves, at once bold and innocent, creative and chaotic, obsessed and liberating.