Places to vacation for As we have already highlighted, the Star seen by the Magi in the east was interpreted negatively by Herod but positively by the Magi. Second, there is some evidence that in the Greco-Roman world comets were sometimes regarded as being omens of good. Origen, Contra Celsum , refers to a Stoic called Chaeremon l. AD who in a work on comets insisted that comets sometimes appeared when good things were to occur and proceeded to substantiate his claim with examples. It is worth giving a few Greco-Roman examples of comets being perceived to be good omens. Diodorus Siculus and Plutarch Timoleon refer to a bright light that attended Timoleon as he traveled to Sicily. If this was a comet, it was a favorable one. Places to vacation 2016.