AUTOMATON

AUTOMATON
quibusdam idem cum pegmate, de quo suô locô: Sueton. tamen in Claudio c. 34. distinguit: Si autαὐτόματον, aut pegma, vel tale quid aliud parum cessisset: de Automato in Physicis, vide infra, ubi de Perpetuo motu; ubi de Αὐτοματοποιητικῇ, seu Θαυματουργικῇ, in voce Mechanice. At Αὐτοματία, Deae nomen, apud C. Nepotem Timoleonte c. 4. Nihil rerum humanarum sine Deorum Numine agi putabat. Itaque suae domi Sacellum A'YTOMATI'AC constituerat, idque sanctissime colebat. Hanc cum Casum reddant nonnulli, Casum fortuitum Lambin. Xylander melius Fortem Fortunam interpretatur. Quod numen haud dubie cum Siculis coluit Timoleon, et ad illius auspicia, quidquid habuit succesluum, retulit, eâdem ratione, quâ Fortuna omnium actionum laborumque humanorum domina et moderatrix credita est; ut sit illa ipsa Α᾿γαθὴ Τύχη, cui multa Graeci Romanique monumenta consecrârunt, cuiusque cultum ex veteri Astrologia deducit. Io. Seldenus de Diis Syris Syntagm. 1. c. 3. Vide quoque Lil. Gyraldum Histor. Deorum Syntagm. 16.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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