CURA's Digital International Astrology Library Online (DIAL)
A Repertory of Ancient Astrological Works (FIRST SET : before 1400)
by Patrice Guinard, PhD
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version 2.17 : Dec. 2013 (403 links)


97 Latin (+ Greek)
89 English
35 French
 9 German
 4 Italian
 4 Spanish
 5 others
Sections and Historical Periods

DIAL 1 (before 1400)
1. Reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, catalogues ...)
2. History of astrology (general historical works and conceptions of astrology)
3. Origins of astrology (prehistoric & neolithic cultures, ancient astronomy, Egypt ...)
4. Mesopotamian Astrology
5. Chinese Astrology


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not yet available
new or revised (June)
6. Greek, Roman & Hellenistic Astrology (and Christian critics)
7. Indian Astrology
8. Arabic Astrology (including Syrian and Jewish)
9. Pre-Columbian Astrology (Native American cultures)
10. Medieval Astrology (Christian, including Byzantine area)

DIAL 2 (after 1400)
11. Renaissance Astrology : 15th century
12. Renaissance Astrology : 16th century
13. Modern Astrology : 17th century
14. Modern Astrology : 18th, 19th & 20th centuries


 
Warning : Most of the referenced works are in Latin or German (DIAL 1 & 2). British and French libraries are not providing sufficient and representative free astrological materials: they have been confiscated and are barely accessible. There is an "alliance" between British mercantilism (which insists that everything must be paid for : see for example the Eebo unavailable corpus that even most of University libraries can not afford) and French obscurantism (which provides only anti-astrological secondary works). This alliance is hostile to the knowledge of astrology, and promotes negation of the importance of astrology in European cultural history, and possibly the falsification and rewriting of its history in favour of ideological dominant imperatives. These imperatives are first Christian, followed by the scientistic, and are prevailing for centuries (see my Manifesto).

 

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AUTHOR
TITLE, CITY, IMPRINT
YEAR
IMAGE
DESCRIPTION, NOTES
LINK
1- Reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, catalogues ...)
Jean-Charles Houzeau de Lehaie (1820-1888) &
Albert Lancaster (1849-1908)
Bibliographie générale de l'Astronomie jusqu'en 1880 (General Bibliography of Astronomy to the Year 1880)
Bruxelles, Académie Royale de Belgique, 1887-1889, 2 vols. ; ed. David Dewhirst, London, The Holland Press, 1964
1887

1964
A history of astronomy and astrology, and a rather precious catalogue. See especially sections 2 (astrology) and 6 (ephemerides and almanacs). Many German books.
Carnegie Mellon University
JPG
Vol.1-A
Vol.1-B
Frederick Leigh Gardner
(1857-1930)
Bibliotheca astrologica (A catalogue raisonné of works on the occult science)
London, 1911 ; revised edition by William Wynn Westcott (1848-1925), Hollywood, 1977 ; Whitefish (MT), Kessinger Publishing, 1998
1911 * First catalogue entirely dedicated to astrological works : from Abdylaziz (Alcabitius) to ps.Zoroaster (1340 references).
Google Books
PNG
Gardner
Albert Caillet
(1869-1922)
Manuel bibliographique des sciences psychiques ou occultes
Paris, Lucien Dorbon, 1913, vols 1-3
1913 * First edition in 1912. The most important bibliography on the subject : 11648 entries. But see now Leandro Cantamessa's Astrologia. Opere a stampa (1472-1900) (Florence, 2007) and my recent review of his catalogue.
Gallica
PDF
Caillet1
Caillet2
Caillet3
Bryant Tuckerman
(1915-2002)
Planetary, Lunar and Solar Positions 601 B.C. to A.D. 1 at 5-Day and 10-Day Intervals
Volume 56 of the Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1962 ; 1990
1962

1990
Famous modern tables (geocentric positions of the seven classical "planets" including Moon and Sun) for the period 601 BCE to CE 1, given for 7 pm local mean time at 45° East (Babylon longitude). Two copies.
Google Books
PNG
Tuckerman-1
Tuckerman-2
Herman H. Goldstine New and Full Moons 1001 B.C. to A.D. 1651
Volume 94 of the Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1973 ; 1994
1973

1994
* May be considered as a supplement to Tuckerman's tables. Two copies.
Google Books
PNG
Goldstine-1
Goldstine-2
Owen Gingerich & Barbara Welther Planetary, Lunar, and Solar Positions New and Full Moons, A.D. 1650-1805
Volume 59S of the Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1983
1983 * *
Google Books
PNG
Welther
Michael A. Houlden & Francis Richard Stephenson A Supplement to the Tuckerman tables
Volume 170 of the Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1986
1986 * Tuckerman's corrected tables by Houlden & Stephenson. Two copies.
Google Books
PNG
Houlden-1
Houlden-2
David Pingree
(1933-2005)
Census of the Exact Sciences in Sanskrit (CESS)
Volume 213 of the Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1994
1994 * The reference bibliography on "exact sciences" works in Sanskrit, including astrology.
Google Books
PNG
CESS
Colleen O'Brien A guide to Italian Books before 1601 on 35 mm microfilm [and] A guide to French Books before 1601 on 35 mm microfilm
New York, Norman Ross Publishing, 2002
2002 * These collections (although containing many references other than astrological), might be useful : they include 15th century incunabula and 16th century books in all fields published in outstanding printing centers (Lyons and Paris, Venice, Rome and Padua), and others.
New York ULs
PDF
Italian
French
2- History of astrology (general historical works and conceptions of astrology)
Lynn Thorndike
(1882-1965)
The place of Magic in the intellectual History of Europe
Studies in History, Economics and Public Law, New York, Columbia University Press, 1905
1905 Thorndike's doctoral thesis. See my review. Nobody among our recent historians has been able to surpass him there : "Have we a right to attribute to the minds of that age our definiteness and clarity of thought, our common sense, our scientific spirit? Is it fair to take the words in which they expressed their thought and to interpret these according to our knowledge, our frame of mind ; to read into their words our ideas and discoveries ; to rearrange their disconnected utterances into systems which they were incapable of constructing ; to endeavor by nothing else than a sort of allegorical interpretation to discover our philosophy, our science, our ideals in their writings ?" (pp.108-109)
Internet Archive
PDF & DjVu
Place1
Place2
Lynn Thorndike
(1882-1965)
A history of magic and experimental science
New York, Columbia University Press, 1923-1958, 8 vols.
1923
1958
Although it includes other material, this colossal study remains the best one ever concerning the history of astrology. From Plinius to John Goad (1686). Incomplete versions of the eight volumes on Google Books ... C'est mieux que rien !
Google Books
PNG
Thorndike
Lynn Thorndike
(1882-1965)
A history of magic and experimental science
New York, Columbia University Press, 1923, vols. 1-2
1923 The two first volumes.
Internet Archive
PDF & DjVu
History1
History2
Pierre Duhem
(1861-1916)
Le système du monde, Histoire des doctrines cosmologiques de Platon à Copernic
[Paris, Hermann, 1913-1917 & 1954-1959, 5 + 5 vols.] ; new ed. by Olivier Digne, Paris, Hermann, 1979-1988
1913

1979
* On astrology, see mainly vol. 2 (p.267-390) and vol. 8 (p.347-501). The author has chosen to cite anti-astrologers as preferable to astrologers. According to him, astrology's only purpose would have been to prepare the ground for the theory of gravitation (in vol. 8, 1958, p.500-501).
Gallica
PDF
Duhem Vol.2
Duhem Vol.8
Max Uhlemann Grundzüge der Astronomie und Astrologie der alten, besonders der Aegypter
Leipzig, Otto Wigand, 1857
1857 * *
Internet Archive
PDF & DjVu
Uhlemann
Louis-Ferdinand Alfred Maury La magie et l'astrologie dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Age ou Étude sur les superstitions païennes
Paris, Librairie Académique, 1860
1860 * Superficial. (Several Google copies : 1, 2, 3, 4.)
Internet Archive
PDF & DjVu
Maury
Theodore Wedel
(1892-1970)
The mediaeval attitude toward astrology
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1920
1920 From his doctoral thesis of 1918. Incomplete version can be found on Google books.
Google Books
PNG
Wedel
Charles Dupuis
(1742-1809)
Origine de tous les cultes, ou Religion universelle
[Paris, 1794, 3 vols.] ; new ed. P-R Auguis, Paris, Émile Babeuf, 1822, 7 vols.
1794

1822
Famous theory : the origins of cults and religions are celestial. All religions were veiled astrological systems. See mainly vol. 6 (history of zodiac and constellations).
Gallica
PDF
Dupuis
Charles Dupuis
(1742-1809)
Mémoire explicatif du zodiaque chronologique et mythologique
Paris, Courcier, 1806
1806 * *
Gallica
PDF
Dupuis 1806
Richard Hinckley Allen
(1838-1908)
Star Names : Their Lore and Meaning
[1899] ; New York, Dover Publications, 1963
1899

1963
* Compendium on the origins of star names. On Allen's compilation, see Gary Thompson's review.
Bill Thayer
HTML
Allen 1899
Google Books
PNG
(limited preview)
Wilhelm Gundel
(1880-1945)
De stellarum appellatione et religione Romana
Giessen, Alfred Toepelmann, 1907
1907 * *
Internet Archive
PDF & DjVu
Gundel
Wilhelm Knappich
(1880-1970)
Geschichte der Astrologie
[Vienna, 1953] ; Francfort, Vittorio Klostermann, 1967 ; 1988 ; 1998
1953
1967

1998
Translated in French in 1986. Partial copy of the German version on Google books.
Google Books
PNG
Knappich
Daniel Walker
(1914-1985)
Spiritual and Demonic Magic: from Ficino to Campanella
London, Warburg Institute, 1958 ; University Park (PA), Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000
1958

2000
* Two partial copies.
Google Books
PNG
Walker
Walker2
Rupert Gleadow
(1909-1974)
The Origin of the Zodiac
London, Jonathan Cape, 1968 ; Mineola NY, Dover, 2001
1968

2001
A good compendium on the subject. French translation in 1971. The two first chapters online.
Google Books
PNG
Gleadow
Jim Stanley Tester A history of Western astrology
Woodbridge, Boydell Press (Boydell & Brewer), 1987
1987 * See my concise review in French : here. Incomplete version can be found on Google books.
Google Books
PNG
Tester
James H. Holden A History of Horoscopic Astrology
1996 ; 2nd edition, Tempe (AZ), American Federation of Astrologers, 2006
1996

2006
* *
Google Books
PNG
James
3- Origins of astrology (prehistoric & neolithic cultures, ancient astronomy, Egypt ...)
Marcel Baudouin "La préhistoire des étoiles"
[1 & 2], in Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie de Paris, dir. Paul Broca, T 7, 6e série, 1916 ; Paris, Masson, 1917, pp.25-103 & 274-317
1916 * Important article on the Pleiades and the origin of the stellar year (around 38,000 BCE).
Gallica
PDF
Baudouin
Alexander Thom
(1894–1985)
Megalithic lunar observatories
Oxford University Press (US), 1971
1971 On Lunar observatories in Megalithic Europe. Thom, one of the leaders of archaeoastronomy, gives evidence of Moon and Sun alignments at its risings and sets at equinoxes, solstices and intermediate points in some megalithic monuments. Only some pages available.
Google
PDF
Thom 1971
Elizabeth Chesley Baity Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy So Far [with Comments and Reply]
in Current Anthropology, 14.4, Oct. 1973, pp. 389-449
1973 * Not recent, but a good summary of the subject.
O. A. La Plata
PDF
Baity
Jean-Baptiste Biot
(1774-1862)
Mémoire sur le zodiaque circulaire de Denderah
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1844
1844 * First researches on the Dendera zodiac.
Internet Archive
PDF & DjVu
Biot
Norman Lockyer
(1836-1920)
The Dawn of Astronomy
London, Cassell, 1894
1894 * *
Internet Archive
PDF
Lockyer
Marshall Clagett Ancient Egyptian Science II (Calendars, clocks, and astronomy)
Volume 214 of the Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1995
1995 A synthesis of ancient Egyptian astronomical knowledge. See the relations between the early decanal constellations which rise on the horizon and the late introduction of zodiacal decans in astrology.
Google
PNG
Clagett
Marcel Griaule
(1898-1956)
& Germaine Dieterlen
(1903-1999)
Un système soudanais de Sirius
Journal de la Société des Africanistes, 20.2, 1950
1950 * *
Persée
PDF
Sirius
4- Mesopotamian Astrology
Jules Oppert
(1825-1905)
"Tablettes Assyriennes"
Journal asiatique, T 18, 4e tri. 1871, p.443-453
1871 * *
Gallica
PDF
Oppert
Archibald Henry Sayce
(1846-1933)
"The Astronomy and Astrology of the Babylonians"
Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, London, vol. 3, 1874, p.145-339
1874 * *
Internet Archive
PDF
Sayce
Edward George King Akkadian Genesis. Or the influence of early Babylonian religion on the language and thought of Genesis
Cambridge, Deighton, Bell and Co., 1888
1888 * *
ETANA
PDF
Genesis
Morris Jastrow
(1861-1921)
The religion of Babylonia and Assyria
Boston, Ginn, 1898
1898 * Cf. pp. 328-466 on Babylonian omens, cosmology and astrology.
Internet Archive
PDF
Jastrow
Robert Brown
(1844-1912)
Researches into the Origin of the Primitive Constellations of the Greeks, Phoenicians and Babylonians
Oxford, Williams and Norgate, 1899-1900, 2 vols.
1899
1900
* On Brown, see G. Thompson : http://members.westnet.com.au/Gary-David-Thompson/page11-35.html
Internet Archive
PDF
Brown1
Brown2
Reginald Campbell Thompson The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon in the British Museum
London, Luzac, 1900, 2 vols.
1900 * 277 reports and letters of royal priests and astrologers : more can be seen in the editions of Waterman (1930), Pfeiffer (1935), Parpola (1970-1983) and Hunger (1992).
Chicago UL
JPG
Reports1
Reports2
Emmeline Plunket Ancient Calendars and Constellations
London, John Murray, 1903
1903 * *
Internet Archive
PDF
Plunket
Leonard King [Mesopotamian Mul.Apin series] : Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum. Part XXXIII
London, Trustees of the British Museum, 1912
1912 The famous Babylonian astronomical compilation, and the earliest surviving catalogue of constellations. But mainly a series of "proto-astrological" parapegmata compiled for divination purposes (On the image : constellations within the paths of Anu & Ea, and Venus, Mars, Saturn & Mercury).
ETANA
PDF
King
André Florisoone
(1919-1959)
"Les origines chaldéennes du zodiaque" [and] "Astres et constellations des Babyloniens"
in Ciel et Terre, Vols. 66-67, 1950-1951
1950
1951
* *
Nasa ADS
PDF
OChZ
ACdB
Bartel van der Waerden
(1903-1996)
Science Awakening #2 : The Birth of Astronomy [Die Anfänge der Astronomie. Erwachende Wissenschaft II]
Groningen, P. Noordhoff, 1966 ; Engl. Version, P. Noordhoff [and New York, Oxford University Press], 1974
1966
1974
Only 30 pages of Van der Waerden's master work on ancient astrology (despite of the title) are available on Google Books.
Google Books
PNG
Bartel
Simo Parpola Mesopotamian Astrology and Astronomy as Domains of the Mesopotamian 'Wisdom'
in Hannes D. Galter (dir.), Die Rolle der Astronomie in den Kulturen Mesopotamiens, Graz, 1993
1993 * *
Higher Education Academy
PDF
MesopAA
Simo Parpola "The Assyrian Tree of Life: Tracing the Origins of Jewish Monotheism and Greek Philosophy"
in Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 52.3, University of Chicago Press, 1993, pp. 161-208
1993 * On the numbers associated to the Gods (Anu, Sin, Marduk, Nabû, etc) and the origin of the Sefirotic tree.
JSTOR
PDF
Parpola
Erica Reiner
(1924-2005)
Astral Magic in Babylonia
Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, 1995
1995 * *
Google Books
PNG
Erica
Ulla Koch-Westenholz Mesopotamian Astrology. An introduction to Babylonian and Assyrian Celestrial Divination
Copenhagen, Museum Tusculanum Press, 1995
1995 "A case study of celestial divination, an analysis of the received traditions as well as a description of astrology in subsequent periods." Some pages on Google books.
Google Books
PNG
Ulla-K
Francesca Rochberg Babylonian Horoscopes
Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, 1998
1998 "The first complete edition of the extant cuneiform horoscopes -- with transcription and philological and astronomical commentary."
Google Books
PNG
Francesca1
John H. Rogers "Origins of the ancient constellations: I. The Mesopotamian traditions [and] II. The Mediterranean traditions"
Journal of the British Astronomical Association, vol. 108, 1-2, 1998
1998 In the sky-map of ancient Babylon, constellations developed into two overlapping traditions: a religious tradition (including zodiacal constellations), and a farming-calendar tradition (~3200-500 BCE).
Nasa ADS
PDF
Rogers I
Rogers II
Hermann Hunger
& David Pingree
(1933-2005)
Astral Sciences in Mesopotamia
Leiden, Brill, 1999
1999 * MUL.APIN translation (pp.57-82). The reference edition remains : "MUL.APIN : An astronomical compendium in cuneiform" by Hermann Hunger & David Pingree (Horn (Austria), Archiv für Orientforschung #24, 1989). The text has been dated from 1400 to 900 BC (see Van der Waerden, 1974), 2300 BC for Werner Papke (1978), 1000 BC (Hunger & Pingree, 1989), and recently from 1370 BC (Brad Schaefer, 2007). But probably the different engraved sections come from different periods. For a good presentation, see Gary Thompson's page.
Google Books
PNG
Pingree1999
Noel Swerdlow (ed) Ancient astronomy and celestial divination
Cambridge, MIT Press, 1999
1999 * *
Google Books
PNG
Swerdlow
Daryn Lehoux Parapegmata, Astrology, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World
D. TH. University of Toronto, 2000
2000 Important doctoral thesis on the Parapegmata, "texts and instruments used for tracking cyclical phenomena" (in Babylon, Greece, Egypt, Rome, etc), essentially for astrometeorological purposes. It has been recently published by Cambridge University Press (2007). See also "Observation and Prediction in Ancient Astrology" (Studies in History and Philosophy of Science).
National Library of Canada
PDF
Lehoux
Jerrold Cooper "Assyrian Prophecies, The Assyrian Tree, and The Mesopotamian Origins of Jewish Monotheism, Greek Philosophy, Christian Theology, Gnosticism, and much more"
in Journal of the American Oriental Society, 120.3, American Oriental Society, 2000, pp. 430-444
2000 * Review of 'Assyrian Prophecies' (Helsinki, 1997) by Simo Parpola.
JSTOR
PDF
Cooper
Francesca Rochberg The Heavenly Writing: Divination, Horoscopy, and Astronomy in Mesopotamian Culture
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2004
2004 * See Bryn Mawr Classical Review by Eleanor Robson, and Hermann Hunger's review.
Google Books
PNG
Francesca2
Francesca Rochberg In the Path of the Moon: Babylonian Celestial Divination and its Legacy
Studies in Ancient Magic and Divination, vol. 6, Leiden, Brill, 2010
2010 * Compendium of articles on Babylonian astrology from 1982 to 2010, reviewed by Lorenzo Verderame of Roma in Aestimatio (8, 2011).
Google Books
PNG
Francesca3
Alexander Jones
& John M. Steele
"A New Discovery of a Component of Greek Astrology in Babylonian Tablets: The "Terms" "
New York University, Institute for the Study of Ancient World, ISAW Papers 1, 2011
2011 * The discovery of the "Greek" system of Terms in British Museum's Babylonian tablets (BM 36628+36817+37197 and BM 36323).
New York University
HTML
Terms
5- Chinese Astrology
Léopold de Saussure
(1866-1925)
Les origines de l'Astronomie chinoise
T'oung pao, Leiden, Brill, 1907-1922 ; Paris, Maisonneuve 1930
1907
...
1922

1930
A colossal work : the first modern complete essay on history of Chinese astronomy and astrology, initially published in the journal T'oung pao (series 2, vols 8-10-11-12-14-15-20-21) between 1907 and 1922 (parts A to G1 and G2 to I). Incomplete series on Gallica and on Internet Archive : the missing chapter, Le cycle de Jupiter (I. La planète annuaire, ...), can be downloaded on CURA. Saussure shows that the ancient cosmogonical system of China was a metaphysical construction instigated by astrologers, "la plus ancienne conception unitaire, synthétique et déterministe du monde".
Internet Archive
Gallica
CURA
PDF
Intro: Gallica
A-B: Gallica
C-D-E: I.Arch.
F: Gallica
F: I.Arch.
G1: CURA
G2: Gallica
H: I.Arch.
I: I.Arch.
Léopold de Saussure
(1866-1925)
"Le système astronomique des Chinois" [and other articles]
Archives des sciences physiques et naturelles, Geneva, 1907, 1919-1920, 1923
1907
1919
1923
Several articles published in Geneva : "Prolégomènes d'astronomie primitive comparée", "Le zodiaque lunaire asiatique", "Le système astronomique des Chinois", "Origine babylonienne de l'astronomie chinoise" and "L'origine de la rose des vents et l'invention de la boussole" (Archives des sciences physiques et naturelles, 112, 124, 124-125, 128, and 128, 1907-1923).
Gallica
PDF
Prolégom. 1907
Zodiaque 1919
Système 1919
Système 1920
Origine 1923
Rose 1923
Coching Chu
(1890-1974)
The Origin of Twenty-Eight Mansions in Astronomy
in Popular Astronomy, Vol. 55, 1947
1947 * About the origin of Hindu Nakshatras and Chinese Siu. Chu, after Saussure and with some new observations, advocates "the indigeneity of the system of 28 Mansions to china" (around 3000 BC).
Nasa ADS
PDF
Chu
Joseph Needham
(1900-1995)
Science and Civilisation in China
Cambridge University Press (UK), vols 2-3, 1956-1959
1956
1959
Only seven unuseful pages on astrology (hsing ming) : "it has hardly been investigated at all by modern historians of science." (vol. 2, p.351). The next volume is related to mathematics, calendars, cosmology and astronomy.
Google
PDF
SCC II
SCC III
Éveline Porée-Maspero "Le cycle des douze animaux dans la vie des Cambodgiens"
Bulletin de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, vol. 50, 1962
1962 * An ethnological study on the famous 12-year Animal Cycle in Cambodia.
Persée
PDF
Porée 1962
Edward H. Schafer Pacing the void. T'ang Approaches to the Stars
Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1977
1977 "For most early Chinese, even for the most advanced authorities on events in the sky, astronomy was indistinguishable from astrology. (...) There were certainly skeptics, but it appears that most men, even well-educated men, continued to believe that a predictable Jupiter remained an awful Jupiter." (p.9)
Google
PDF
Schafer
John Steele "A Comparison of Astronomical Terminology and Concepts in China and Mesopotamia"
'Origins of Early Writing Systems' Conference, October 2007, Peking University, Beijing
2007 * A concise comparative study between ancient Chinese and Babylonian astronomies (and astrologies) : "Some of the earliest preserved Chinese writing deals with divination and corresponding celestial phenomena ..." The author, of Durham University, ignores Saussure's pioneer ideas.
CAENO
PDF
Steele
6- Greek, Roman & Hellenistic Astrology (and Christian critics)
Johann Albert Fabricius
(1668-1736)
Bibliotheca Graeca, sive Notitia scriptorum veterum graecorum
Hamburg, Karl Ernest Bohn, 1793-1795, vols. 3-4
1793
1795
* On astrological treatises, see vol. 4, book 21, p. 128 sq.
Internet Archive
PDF & TXT
Fabricius-pdf
Fabricius-txt
Franz Cumont, Franz Boll, Wilhelm Kroll et al (ed.) Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Graecorum (CCAG), I-IV
Bruxelles, Henri Lamertin, 1898-1903
1898 * Cannot be ignored for the study of Greek astrology. Italian corpori (Florence, Milano, Venice, and others).
Internet Archive
PDF & DjVu
Chris Brennan
PDF
CCAG 1-br
CCAG 2
CCAG 2-br
CCAG 3
CCAG 3-br
CCAG 4-br
Franz Cumont, Franz Boll, Wilhelm Kroll et al (ed.) Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Graecorum (CCAG), V.1-4
Bruxelles, Henri Lamertin, 1904-1910, then 1940
1904 * Roma corpus (four parts).
Internet Archive
PDF & DjVu
Chris Brennan
PDF
CCAG 5.1
CCAG 5.1-br
CCAG 5.2-br
CCAG 5.3-br
CCAG 5.4-br
Franz Cumont, Franz Boll, Wilhelm Kroll et al (ed.) Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Graecorum (CCAG), VI-VII-VIII.1-2-VIII.4
Bruxelles, Henri Lamertin, 1903-1911, then 1929 and 1921
1903

1911
1921
1929
Vienna (6), German (7) and Paris (8).
Internet Archive
PDF & DjVu
Chris Brennan
PDF
CCAG 6-br
CCAG 7
CCAG 7-br
CCAG 8.1-br
CCAG 8.2-br
CCAG 8.4
Franz Cumont, Franz Boll, Wilhelm Kroll et al (ed.) Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Graecorum (CCAG) VIII.3, IX.1-2, X, XI.1-2, XII (Codices Parisinorum III, Britannicos, Athenienses, Hispanienses ac Rossicos)
Bruxelles, Maurice Lamertin, 1912-1953
1912

1953
* The last seven volumes.
CURA
PDF
CCAG-last
Otto Neugebauer & Henry Van Hoesen Greek Horoscopes
Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, 1959 ; 1987
1959 The reference book on Greek horoscopes. Would have been better without the antiastrological opinion of Festugière, but maybe it was the only way for the XXth century pioneers of history of astrology.
Google Books
PNG
Neug/VanHoesen
Alexander Jones Astronomical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus: (P. Oxy. 4133-4300a)
Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 233, Philadelphia, 1999, 2 vols. ; Diane Publishing
1999 Greek horoscopes.
Google
PNG
Jones copy1
Jones copy2
Aratos of Soli
(c.310-245 BC)
Phaenomena
Venice, Aldus Manutius, 1499
1499 * Latin version and comments. An introduction to Greek constellations after Eudoxos of Knidos (c. 395-340). See also the English translation of A. W. & G. R. Mair on Theoi Project (London: William Heinemann, Loeb library # 129, 1921).
Wolfenbütteler DB
PDF & JPG
Aratus
Hipparkhos (Hipparchus) of Nicaea
(190-120 BCE)
Hipparchi Bithyni in Arati et Eudoxi Phaenomena [Commentary in 3 books]
Florence, Bernardi's sons, 1567
1567 * "en tête des astrologues comme des astronomes grecs" (Cumont, in Klio 9)
Google
PDF
Hipparchus
Nechepso and Petosiris Fragmenta magica
Edition Ernst Riess, in Philologus, supplement 6, Göttingen, 1892, pp. 325-388
1892 * See also the extracts of N-P 'De Solis et Lunae defectionibus' (in CCAG VII, p.129-151).
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Petosiris
Geminus of Rhodes
(1st century BC)
Elementa astronomiae
Ed. Carolus Manitius, Leipzig, Teubner, 1898
1898 * Greek text, German translation, introduction in Latin. Some parts of Geminus' treatise are highly recommended, especially those related to the definition of zodiacal signs. The "Elements of astronomy" proves that the Greeks were not using an imaginary sidereal zodiac. Corrected Google version (PDF) by Joseph Leichter.
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Geminos
Marcus Vitruvius
(c.75-15 BC)
De Architectura, IX
Latin text Valentin Rose, Leipzig, Teubner, 1899 [and] English translation Joseph Gwilt, London, Priestley & Weale, 1826
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1899
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Marcus Vitruvius
(c.75-15 BC)
De l'Architecture [Architecture ou Art de bien bastir]
French translation Jean Martin, Paris, Jacques Gazeau, 1547
1547 HTML version by Claire Smith (University of Toronto).
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Livre 9
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
(43 BC - 17 AD)
Fastorum
Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1568
1568 * Contains the "Life of Ovid" by Petrus Crinitus, the "Fastorum", a commentary by Melanchthon, a Latin translation of Ptolemy's "Inerrantium stellarum significationes" by Nicolaus Leonicus, and Ovid's "Tristium" and "De Ponto".
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Fastorum
Ovid Fastorum
Cologne, Johannes Gymnicus, 1576
1576 * With a Latin translation of Ptolemy's "Inerrantium stellarum significationes" by Nicolaus Leonicus.
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Fastorum
Ovide Fastes
in Oeuvres complètes, French translation dir. Désiré Nisard (1806-1888), Paris, Firmin Didot, 1869, p.541-660.
1869 * With Latin text. See on CURA the review by Martín Pozzi (in Spanish) of "Astronomy in Ovid's Fasti" by Emma Gee.
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Fastes
Marcus Manilius Astronomica [or] Astronomicon
Venice, [Bernardinus Venetus], [c. 1498-1500] [and]
Venice, Aldus Manutius, 1499 [and]
Reggio Emilia, Franciscus Mazalis, 1503
1498
1499
1503
* HTML version at the Latin Library.
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Marcus Manilius Astronomicon
Edited with Nicolaus Pruckner's reprint of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1551
1551 * *
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Manilius / Joseph Juste Scaliger (1540-1609) Astronomicon ; Castigationes et notae in M. Manili Astronomicon
printed by Mamert Patisson for Robert Estienne, Paris, 1579 ; Leiden, Christophorus Raphelencius, 1600
1579

1600
Important Latin commentary on Manilius with an edition of Manilius' Astronomicon.
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Manilius /
Edward Sherburne
(1618-1702)
The Sphere of Marcus Manilius made an English Poem
London, Nathanael Brooke, 1675
1675 * Versified translation of the first book of Astronomicon, with an essay on the origin and progress of astronomy, a precious catalogue of the most eminent astronomers [i.e. astrologers and astronomers], ancient & modern (to 1673 with Newton, John Collins and John Gadbury), and several other essays including one on the cosmical system.
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Marcus Manilius Astronomicon
Edition Johann Albert Fabricius (1668-1736), Padova, Josephus Cominus, 1743
1743 Edited with Christophorus Cellarius (1638-1707) "Rudimenta astronomica", David Gregorius (1659-1708) "De stellarum ortu & occasu poetico", and Julius Pontedera (1688-1757) "De Manilii Astronomia & anno caelesti".
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Marcus Manilius Astronomicon
Edition Edmund Burton, London, J. Nichols, 1783
1783 * With comments by Joseph Scaliger et al.
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Marcus Manilius Astronomicon
Latin text and French translation by Alexandre Pingré (1711-1796), Paris, 1786, 2 vols.
1786 *
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Marcus Manilius Astronomiques [or] Astrologiques
Edition Désiré Nisard (1806-1888), Paris, Firmin Didot, 1865
1786

1865
See p.633 sq. New edition of Pingré's version, published with Statius and Martial works.
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Marcus Manilius Astronomicon
London, A. J. Valpy, 1828, 2 vols.
1828 * *
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Marcus Manilius Astronomicon
Edition Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936), London, Grant Richards, 5 vols, 1903-1912-1916-1920-1930
1903
1912
1916
1920
1930
THE edition of Manilius's astro-poetical treatise.
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Angélica Paulillo Ferroni Cosmologia e astrologia na obra Astronomica de Marcus Manilius
Master Thesis, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, 2007
2007 * Portuguese master thesis on Manilius Astronomica.
PUC São Paulo
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Ferroni
Anonymous [Astrological treatise]
Michigan Papyrus 1, Greek ms, University of Michigan
150 ? Important astrological treatise (c. 150 AD ?), discovered in Egypt in 1920. It gives correlations between planets and parts of human body. See eight-folded zodiacal division (col. VII and IX), Robbins article (Classical Philology 22.1, 1927), and my Octotopos. See at the same web site, two horoscopes and some other astrological fragments : Search Astrology in Michigan mss.
Michigan University
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Michigan Papyr. 1
Mss 4Q186 and 4Q561 / Mladen Popović Reading the human body. Physiognomics and Astrology in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Hellenistic-Early Roman period Judaism
D TH Groningen University, 2006 (published by Brill in 2007)
2006 A study of two fragmentary manuscripts (Hebrew manuscript 4Q186 and Aramaic manuscript 4Q561). The author discusses Francis Schmidt, rightly rejects his Conception theory, but wrongly his zodiacal decan model and concludes by an apory (only eight -- supposed -- arrangements of the famous light and darkness parts, for twelve zodiacal signs), and he totally ignores my 2002 study : L'étoile de Bethléem.
Groningen University
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Popovic
Ptolemy
(100-178)
Quadripartitum opus [and] ps-Ptolemy's Centiloquium
Venice, Erhard Ratdolt, 1484
1484 * The first edition of the Tetrabiblos, translated by Plato of Tivoli. With ps-Ptolemy's Centiloquium and Haly's comment.
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Ptolemy
(100-178)
Liber quadripartitus (Tetrabiblos)
Venice, Bonetus Locatellus, 1493 [and] Venice, heirs of Octavius Scoti, 1519
1493
1519
Famous compilation : Latin translation of the Arabic version of Alī b. Ridwān (Haly Abenrudian, + 1068) with his commentary. Edited with several Arabic treatises : the Centiloquium of ps-Ptolemy, the Centiloquium & "De stellis beibeniis" of "Hermes", the Centiloquium, "De horis planetarum" and "De significatione triplicitatum ortus" of Bethen, the 150 propositiones of "Almansor", three treatises of Sahl ibn Bišr (De interrogationibus ; De electionibus ; De temporum significationibus in judiciis, and four treatises of Messahallah (De receptionibus planetarum, De interrogationibus, De conjunctionibus planetarum, De revolutionibus annorum mundi).
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Ptolemy
(100-178)
Quadripartitum (Tetrabiblos)
Latin translation from Arabic by Plato of Tivoli (1138) ; in Nicolaus Pruckner's edition of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1533
1533 * Another edition of history's most influential astrological work.
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Quadripartitum
Ptolemy
(100-178)
Opera
Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1541
1541 The 1541 edition includes the Almagest and the interpretation by Georgius Valla of Proclus's commentary (the Hypotyposis astronomicarum positionum), the Quadripartitum, the ps-Ptolemy's Centiloquium, and the Inerrantium stellarum significationes, translated in Latin by Nicolaus Leonicus.
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Ptolemy
(100-178)
Quadripartitum (Tetrabiblos)
Edited with Nicolaus Pruckner's reprint of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1551
1551 * *
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Quadripartitum
Ptolemy
(100-178)
Tetrabiblos
English translation from the Greek paraphrase of Proclus by J. Ashmand, London, Davis and Dickson, [1822]
1822 With Centiloquium (one hundred aphorisms) of ps-Ptolemy, written by Arabian astrologer Ahmet Abū Ja'far (Abugafarus) in c. 922 (Richard Lemay, 1978).
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John Bruno Hare
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ps-Ptolemy Karpos (Fructus sive Centiloquium)
Ed. Aemilia Boer, Leipzig, Teubner, 1961
1961 * Teubnerian Greek edition of the Karpos (comments in Latin). Edited with the "De judicandi facultate et animi principatu".
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Karpos
Ptolemy
(100-178)
Tetrabiblos
English translation by Frank Egleston Robbins, London, William Heinemann, (Loeb Classical Library), 1940
1940 * A better English translation.
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Robbins
Ptolemy
(100-178)
Inerrantium stellarum significationes
Edited with Nicolaus Pruckner's reprint of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1551 ; Edited with Ovid's Fastorum, Cologne, Johannes Gymnicus, 1576
1551
1576
* Translated from Greek by Nicolaus Leonicus.
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Mark T. Riley "Theoretical and Practical Astrology: Ptolemy and his Colleagues"
Transactions of the American Philological Association, 117, 1987
1987 * The article illustrates finely the differences between research and popular astrology, although Ptolemy was not a real investigator in this aera but more probably a rather good compilator. See also by M. Riley : "Science and Tradition in the Tetrabiblos" (Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 132.1, 1988).
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Vettius Valens
(fl. 150-188)
Anthologiarum libri [in 9 books]
Edition Wilhelm Kroll, Berlin, Weidmann, 1908
1908 * Another edition by Pingree : Leipzig, Teubner, 1986. (English translation of books I to IV by Robert Schmidt : Berkeley Springs WV, Golden Hind Press, 1993-1996, 4 vols.)
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Chris Brennan
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Valens
Vettius Valens / Mark T. Riley Anthologies
English translation Mark Riley, ca. 1995
1995 * Entire and useful translation of Valens' Anthologiae, completed in the 1990's, and based on Kroll's 1908 and Pingree's 1986 editions.
Sacramento
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Valens' TR.
Vettius Valens
(fl. 150-188)
Anthologies, Livre I
French translation Joëlle-Frédérique Bara (book I), Leiden, Brill, 1989
1989 * Two partial copies of the same pages on Google books.
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Bara1a
Bara1b
Mark T. Riley "A Survey of Vettius Valens"
1996
1996 * A good introduction to Valens' Anthologiarum libri.
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Riley
Aulus Gellius
(2nd A.D.)
Les nuits attiques (Noctes Atticae)
French translation, Paris, Garnier, 1919, 2 vols.
1919 * Gellius gives the Latin text and translates the argumentation of Favorinus d'Arles (c. 85-160) against astrology : Unknown planets could exist that the eye can't see and that render astrology incomplete and uncertain (see XIV 1, vol. 2, pp.196-207, especially p.199).
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Gellius
Sextus Empiricus
(c. 150-210)
[Adversus mathematicos]
Greek edition Immanuel Bekker (1785-1871), Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1842
1842 * Edition digitalized by Google. More than three copies.
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Sextus Empiricus
(c. 150-210)
Adversus mathematicos
Latin translation Gentian Hervet (1499-1584), Paris, Martin le Jeune, 1569
1569 A skeptical philosophical treatise against all arts, sciences and techniques. See chapter 21 (pp.93-107) : Adversus astrologos (Against the astrologers). Ignorant of Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos.
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Sextus-L
Censorinus (grammaticus)
(fl. 220-240)
De die natali
Bologna, Benedictus Hector, 1497 [and] Venice, ca. 1498-1500 [and] Rostock, Stephan Myliander, 1579 [and] Paris, Aegidius Beysius, 1583
238

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Written in 238 A.D. Numerous editions. Compilation on the time of life, the climacteric years, and the cycles of the great year. Epigram of Ian Auratus (Jean Dorat) in Paris edition.
 
HTML version by Bill Tayer from the edition of Ivan Cholodniak (St. Petersburg, Russian Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1889).

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Censorinus
(fl. 220-240)
Du jour natal
Paris, Charles-Louis-Fleury Panckoucke, 1843
238

1843
* Latin text and French translation Jacques Mangeart (1805-1874).
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Censorinus
Julius Firmicus Maternus De nativitatibus [or] Astronomica [or] Mathesis
Venice, Simone Bevilaqua, 1497 [and] Venice, Aldus Manutius, 1499 [and]
Reggio Emilia, Franciscus Mazalis, 1503
335

1497
1499
1503
Editio princeps, edited by Antonius Laurus (1497). French translation by Pierre Monat : Paris, Belles Lettres, 1992-1997, 3 vols.
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Julius Firmicus Maternus Astronomicon
Nicolaus Pruckner's edition, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1551
335

1551
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Julius Firmicus Maternus Matheseos libri VIII
Wilhelm Kroll & Franz Skutsch edition, Leipzig, Teubner, 1897-1913, 2 vols.
1897
1913
* Modern autoritative edition.
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Firmicus 1
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Julius Firmicus Maternus De errore profanarum religionum
Strasbourg, Paulus Machaeropoeus, 1562
1562 * Another treatise of (the same?) Firmicus, against Pagan cults.
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De errore
Julius Firmicus Maternus Matheseos
English translation Jean Rhys Bram, Park Ridge (NJ), Noyes Press, 1975
1975 The first English translation : a questionable one after his Doct. Th. (1972). The text can be viewed on Scribd (and the file downloaded after subscription).
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Bram
Maximus (Maximos) et Ammon
(fl. c. 360 & aft. 360 ?)
Peri Katarche [Carminum de actionum auspiciis reliquae]
Edition Arthur Ludwich, Leipzig, Teubner, 1877
1877 * With ps.Manetho's Apotelesmaticorum.
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Maximos
ps.Manetho Apotelesmaticorum libri VI
Edition Arminius Koechly, Leipzig, Teubner, 1878
1878 * Compilation by several authors during the first three centuries AD. Final redaction after 300. (See after Maximos Peri Katarche).
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Chris Brennan
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ps.Manetho
Hephaistio of Thebes
(fl. c. 380)
Apotelesmaticorum [in 3 books]
Edition August Engelbrecht (Hephaestion von Theben and sein astrologisches Compendium), Vienna, Carl Konegen, 1887
1887 Another edition by David Pingree : Leipzig, Teubner, 1973-1974, 2 vols. English translation of books I & 2 by Robert Schmidt : Berkeley Springs WV, Golden Hind Press, 1994-1998, 2 vols.
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Hephestion
Proclus
(412-485)
Enarratio
Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1559
1559 * The edition gives the Greek text and a Latin translation of Proclus commentary of the Tetrabiblos, Porphyry comments on Ptolemy's astrology, and the De revolutionibus nativitatum of "Hermes".
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Ptolemy 1559
Joannes Laurentius Lydus
(ca. 490-565)
De Mensibus [and] De ostentis
Edition Immanuel Bekker, Bonn, Ed. Weber, 1837
1837 * *
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Mensibus
Joannes Laurentius Lydus
(ca. 490-565)
Liber De ostentis et Calendaria graeca omnia
Edition Kurt Wachsmuth, Leipzig, teubner, 1897
1897 * Lydus Greek text on divination and presages is edited with Greek calendars including Ptolemy's 'Apparitions of the Fixed Stars'.
Internet archive
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Lydus
Rhetorius / Holden Rhetorius the Egyptian
Tempe (AZ), American Federation of Astrologers, 2009
2009 A translation of Rhetorius' Compendium (about AD 620) by James Herschel Holden. It includes a translation of Teucer of Babylon treatises : "On the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac" and "The Nature and Force of the Seven planets". See also Rhetorius Aegyptius, Compendium astrologicum by David Pingree (+ 2005), continued by Stephan Heilen (to be published in March 2011 : Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, Bibliotheca Teubneriana).
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Rhetorius
Auguste Bouché-Leclercq
(1842-1924)
L'astrologie grecque, chapters I & XVI
1897 ; [Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1899]
1897 * These chapters of "L'astrologie grecque" have been separately published in 1897 in the "Revue d'Histoire des Religions" and in the "Revue Historique".
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Précurseurs
Monde romain
Auguste Bouché-Leclercq
(1842-1924)
L'astrologie grecque
Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1899
1899 The first edition of the most famous essay on Greek astrology. Several reprints.
The OCR-TXT edition is hardly usable.

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Bouché-Leclercq
Franz Boll
(1867-1924)
Sphaera. Neue griechische Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der Sternbilder
Leipzig, Teubner, 1903
1903 * On Greek constellations.
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Sphaera
Franz Cumont
(1868-1947)
"Le mysticisme astral dans l'antiquité"
in Bulletin de la Classe des Lettres et des Sciences morales et politiques et de la Classe des Beaux-arts, Académie Royale de Belgique, 1909 ; Bruxelles, Hayez, 1909
1909 * *
École des Chartes
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Cumont
Franz Cumont
(1868-1947)
"Babylon und die griechische Astronomie"
in Neuen Jahrbüchern, 27 ; Leipzig, Teubner, 1911
1911 * *
École des Chartes
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Cumont
Franz Cumont
(1868-1947)
Astrology and religion among the Greeks and Romans
New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912
1912 * Astrology as astrolatry : sociologically oriented but not really comprehensive. We have yet to learn why supposed "astrolatry" interested Ptolemy, and Cardano, Kepler or Campanella some fifteen centuries later ...
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Cumont
John Bruno Hare
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Cumont
Franz Cumont
(1868-1947)
"Les présages lunaires de Virgile et les 'Selenodromia' "
in Revue Antiquité Classique, 2.2, 1933 ; Bruxelles, 1933
1933 * *
École des Chartes
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Selenodromia
Franz Cumont
(1868-1947)
"Les noms des planètes et l'astrolatrie chez les Grecs"
in L'antiquité classique, 4.1 ; Bruxelles, 1935
1935 * *
École des Chartes
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Cumont
Max Laistner "The Western Church and Astrology during the early Middle Ages"
in Harvard Theological Review 34, 1941
1941 * "One fruitful source of confusion in books and articles dealing with our subject has been a failure to distinguish clearly between "scientific" and popular astrology." (p.253).
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Marilynn Lawrence "Hellenistic Astrology"
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2005-2006
2006 * A rather good review of the subject : "Hellenistic and Late Antiquity astrologers built their craft upon Babylonian (and to a lesser extent Egyptian) astrological traditions, and developed their theoretical and technical doctrines using a combination of Stoic, Middle Platonic and Neopythagorean thought."
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Lawrence
Roger Beck A Brief History of Ancient Astrology
Malden (MA), Blackwell, 2007
2007 * See also Bryn Mawr Classical Review by Joanna Komorowska and Aestimatio review by Katharina Volk.
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Roger Beck
Chris Mitchell Did the division of the year by the Babylonians into twelve months lead to the adoption of an equal twelve-sign zodiac in Hellenistic astrology?
MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, Bath Spa University College, April 2008
2008 * School if not scholar dissertation under unimaginative direction.
Astrozero
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Mitchell
Lucia Bellizia I Paranatellonta nella letteratura astrologica antica di lingua greca [The Paranatellonta in ancient Greek astrological literature]
Genova, 2010 ; English translation, 2010
2010 * A concise history of the Paranatellonta (the stars rising together) in Greek literature (Teukros, Valens, etc)
Apotélesma
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7- Indian Astrology
Sphujidhvaja Yavanajātaka ["The Sayings of the Greeks"]
English translation David Pingree, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1978, vol. 2
269

1978
* The earliest known astrological text in Sanskrit (269 AD): a translation by a Yavanesvara ("Lord of the Greeks") in 150 AD, of a Greek text that might have been written ca. 120 BC in Alexandria. Translated by David Pingree in his excellent critical edition of 1978.
Scribd
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Sphujidhvaja
Minarāja
(IVth c.)
Vrddhayavana Jātaka
Edited by David Pingree, Baroda, Oriental Institute, 1976, 3 vols.
1976 * Sanskrit compilation of Greek astrology. Third volume is not yet available. PDF compiled by Joseph Leichter from scans obtained at the Digital Library of India.
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Minaraja 1
Minaraja 2
Varahamihira
(c.505-587)
Brihat Samhitā
English translation N. Chidambaram Iyer, Madura, South Indian Press, 1884
1884 * Astronomy and natural astrology. A typical model of ancient "matricial repartitions". Google version (PDF) by Joseph Leichter.
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Samhita
Wilbourhall
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Samhita-W
Varahamihira
(c.505-587)
Brihat Jātaka [Horāśāstram]
Sanskrit text edited by A. N. Srinivasaraghava Aiyangar, Madras, Theosophical Society (Adyar Library), 1951
1951 * PDF compiled from a DjVu file available at the Million Books Project (Internet Archive) by Joseph Leichter.
Wilbourhall
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Jataka-S
Varahamihira
(c.505-587)
Brihat Jātaka
English translation N. Chidambaram Iyer, Madras, Foster Press, 1885
1885 * Varahamihira's astrological main treatise. Google version (PDF) by Joseph Leichter.
Wilbourhall
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Jataka-E
Varahamihira
(c.505-587)
Brihat Jātaka
English translation N. Chidambaram Aiyar, 2nd rev. ed., Madras, Thompson & Co., 1905
1905 See also, on Scribd, the Daivagyna Vallabha of Varahamihira (Horary Astrology) and the Jataka Lakshanas in Horasara of his son Prithuyasas.
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Mihira-IA
Wilbourhall
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Mihira-W
Mihira-S
Rishi Jaimini Jaimini Sutras
English translation Suryanarain Rao (revised by Bangalore Venkata Raman), Bangalore, IBH Prakashana, 6th edition 1984
1984 * (Published without original texts in Devanagari and transliteration). See also the HTML version on Astro Jyoti website and the Astrology Sastras Library including 17 translations of Classics, on the same website.
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Jaimini
Parāśara
(VIIIth c.?)
Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra [ Bṛhat Parāśara Horāśāstra ] [BPHS]
Transl. Girish Chand Sharma, New Delhi, Sagar Publications, 1994-1995 ; 1999-2000, 2 vols.
8th c.?

1994
2003
* A chief treatise of Jyotish Astrology. English HTML version on Astrojyoti website.
108om
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Parashara1
Parashara2
Mantreswara
(XIIIth c.?)
Mantreswara Phala Deepika
Transl. Dr. G. S. Kapoor, New Delhi
13th c.? * General manual beginning with the distinction between Razis (zodiacal signs) and Bhavas (houses). The book is attributed to Shri Mantreswara.
108om
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Mantreswara
George Thibaut
(1848-1914)
Astronomie, Astrologie und Mathematik
Strasbourg, Karl Trübner, 1899
1899 * On Indian astrology and astronomy.
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Thibaut
Sankar Balakrishna Dikshit Bharatiya Jyotish Sastra (History of Indian Astronomy)
Calcutta, Government of India Press, 1969 then Delhi, Government of India Press, 1981
1969
1981
* See vol. 2, pp. 364-378 for a brief review of Indian astrology.
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Dikshit-1
Dikshit-2
8- Arabic Astrology (including Syrian and Jewish)
Ethel Stefana Drower The Book of the Zodiac
London, The Royal Asiatic Society, 1949
1949 * English translation of the Mandaean Sfar Malwasia from three Mandaic manuscripts (Included the Mandaic text). See also Rochberg (in ARAM 11-12, 1999-2000, reprint in her book In the Path of the Moon, 2010, p.223 sq.).
Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis
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Drower
Sfar Malwasia-1
Sfar Malwasia-2
Māshā'allāh ben Atharī (Messahallah)
(c. 735-815)
Opera Messahallica (De significationibus planetarum in nativitate, Liber receptionis, De revolutionibus annorum mundi, Epistola in rebus eclipsis, De cogitatione)
Venice, heirs of Octavius Scoti, 1519 [and] Edition Joachim Heller, Nuremberg, Johann vom Berg & Ulrich Neuber, 1549
1549 Jewish Pagan converted to Islam. For the content of these treatises, see David Juste notice.
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Māshā'allāh ben Atharī (Messahallah)
(c. 735-815)
De elementis et orbibus coelestibus
Nuremberg, Ioannes Montanus & Ulricus Neuberus, 1549
1549 Technical manual. See in the second part : "De Eris intervallis regnorum et gentium", "De era persarum", "De revolutionibus annorum", "De aequatione duodecim domorum coeli" ...
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De elementis
Māshā'allāh ben Atharī (Messahallah)
(c. 735-815)
De ratione circuli et stellarum
Edited with Nicolaus Pruckner's reprint of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1551
1551 * *
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De ratione
Māshā'allāh ben Atharī (Messahallah)
(c. 735-815)
On the Things of Eclipses of Luminaries, and of Conjunctions of Planets, and of Revolutions of Years
Translated into English from Latin version of John of Seville by Anton Grigoryev.
2004 * English translation of "Epistola in rebus eclipsis".
Anton Grigoryev
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On the Things
'Umar Ibn Farrukhān al-Tabarī [Omar, Alfraganus]
(+ c. 815)
De nativitatibus
[Venice, 1503] ; Edition Luca Gaurico, Venice, 1525 [and] in Nicolaus Pruckner's edition of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1533
1525
1533
* Latin translation of Kitāb al-mawālīd by John of Seville in 1127 (see Carmody, 1956, p.38).
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Omar 1525
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Omar 1533
'Umar Ibn Farrukhān al-Tabarī [Omar, Alfraganus]
(+ c. 815)
De nativitatibus
Edited with Nicolaus Pruckner's reprint of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1551
1551 * *
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Abū 'Alī al-Khayyat (Albohali)
(770-835)
De Iudiciis Nativitatum
Nuremberg, Johann vom Berg (Montanus) & Ulrich Neuber, 1549
1549 With a preface by Joachim Heller to his tutor Philipp Melanchthon. At the end (f.Q3v) : "Soli Deo Gloria" (Glory to the one God, or to the Sun God).
DRESDEN
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Abū 'Alī al-Khayyat (Albohali)
(770-835)
Astrologia terrestris oder irdische Sterndeutungs-Lehre
Frenstadt, 1767
1767 A treatise of geomantical astrology, attributed to Albohali and reported by Wilhelm Knappich.
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Albohali-G
Sahl ibn Bišr (Zahel or Zael)
(+ in 822 or in 850)
Opera Zahelica (Introductorium, Quinquaginta precepta, De interrogationibus, De electionibus, Liber temporum [or] De significatione temporis ad judicia)
Venice, Petrus Liechtenstein, 1509 [and] Venice, heirs of Octavius Scoti, 1519 [and ?]
1509
1519
For the content of these treatises, see David Juste notice. Spanish translation by Demetrio Santos (Barcelona, 1985) ; English translation by James Holden (AFA, Tempe AZ, 2008).
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Introductorium
50 Precepta
Interrogationibus
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Electionibus-S
Liber temporum
Sahl ibn Bišr (Zahel or Zael)
(+ in 822 or in 850)
Tabul(a) Zebelis (Verzeichnis und Ausslegungen etlicher Zufälle, welche den Menschen unversehens zuwiederfahren pflegen, nach unterschiedlichen Lauff des Monden durch die zwölff himlischen Zeichen)
Braunschweig, Andreas Moltrechten, 1669
1669 * German translation of Zahel ("Zebel") : the Moon in the twelve zodiacal signs.
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Zebel
Ya'qūb al-Kindī
(c.800-870)
Astrorum judices [aut Liber], de pluviis, imbribus et ventis, ac aeris mutatione
Venice, Petrus Liechtenstien, 1507
1507 * With the "De mutatione temporis" of "Gaphar" or Ja'far Indus (not to be confused with Albumasar : see Carmody, p.85).
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Al-Kindi
Abū-Bakr ibn al-Khasīb (Albubather)
(fl. c. 850)
Liber Nativitatum [and] Centiloquium Divi Hermetis
Venice, Giovanni Baptista Sessa, 1501
1501 Published with "Hermes" Centiloquium and "Almansor" Judicia (or Propositiones).
IMSS Florence
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Albubather
Abū-Bakr ibn al-Khasīb (Albubater)
(fl. c. 850)
Liber Genethliacus sive De nativitatibus (Kitāb al-Mawālīd)
Nuremberg, Iohannes Petreius, 1540
1540 Translated by Salio or Solomon of Padua, c. 1218, or some years after (Carmody, 1956, p.136). Spanish translation by Demetrio Santos : "Sobre las natividades" (Barcelona, 1986).
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Abū Ma'shar al-Balkhī (Albumasar)
(805-886)
Flores astrologie
Latin translation of the Kitāb tahāwīl sini al-'ālam, Augsburg, Erhard Ratdolt, 1488 [and] Venice, Johannes Baptista Sessa, 1506
1488
1506
Short treatise related to the interpretation of the revolution of the year (Spring equinox Ingress chart). See David Juste notice. English translation by James Holden (AFA, Tempe AZ, 2008).
World DL
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Abū Ma'shar al-Balkhī (Albumasar)
(805-886)
De magnis conjunctionibus, annorum revolutionibus, ac eorum profectionibus
Augsburg, Erhard Ratdolt, 1489
1489 On the great conjunctions of Jupiter-Saturn and other mundane operators : the chief work of the most influential Arabic astrologer.
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Conjunctionibus
Abū Ma'shar al-Balkhī (Albumasar)
(805-886)
De magnis conjunctionibus, annorum revolutionibus, ac eorum profectionibus
Venice, Iacobus Pentius (Giacomo Penzio de Leucho) for Melchiorre Sessa, 1515
1515 *
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Abū Ma'shar al-Balkhī (Albumasar)
(805-886)
Introductorium in astronomiam
Augsburg, Erhard Ratdolt, 1489 [and] Venise, Jacob Pentius for Melchior Sessa, 1506
1489
1506
Latin translation by Hermann of Carinthia or Dalmatia (c.1110-1154). On this translator, see the article of Stipe Kutleša : "Hermann of Dalmatia", in Prolegomena #3, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, 2004.
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Carnegie Mellon
e-rara Zürich
World DL
Introductorium-G
Introd. CMU
Introd. 1506-Z
Introd. 1506-W
"Almansor" Judicia seu Propositiones [Propositiones ad Saracenorum regem]
Venice, heirs of Octavius Scoti, 1519 [and] in Nicolaus Pruckner's edition of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1533
1519
1533
* Collection of 150 aphorisms, dedicated to the calif Abū Sālih al-Mansūr (see Carmody, p.132). Spanish translation by Demetrio Santos (Barcelona, 1985), English translation by James Holden (AFA, Tempe AZ, 2008).
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Judicia
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Almansor
"Almansor" Propositiones ad Saracenorum regem
Edited with Nicolaus Pruckner's reprint of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1551
1551 * *
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Bethen (Bethem) Centiloquium [and] De horis planetarum [and] De significatione triplicitatum ortus
Latin translations in Venice, Bonetus Locatellus, 1493 [and] in Nicolaus Pruckner's edition of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1533
1493
1533
* Collection of aphorisms, and some pages on planetary hours, and on triplicities. See David Juste notice. Spanish translation by Demetrio Santos (Barcelona, 1985). Russian translation by Alexey Sibalakov (2009).
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Centiloquium
Horis
3 treatises (ed. 1493)
Bethen (Bethem) Centiloquium [and] De horis planetarum
Edited with Nicolaus Pruckner's reprint of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1551
1551 * *
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al-Qalandar (Alchandreus, Arcandam ...) Livre des predictions d'Astrologie
Edited by Antoine Mizauld, Paris, Jean Foucher, 1563
910 ?

1563
French translation of "Arcandam doctor peritissimus ac non vulgaris astrologus, de veritatibus, & praedictionibus astrologiae ..." (ed. Richard Roussat, Paris, Denis Janot, 1542). Xth century Hebrew popular manual (astrology, numerology and physiognomony).
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Arcandam
al-Râzî = Rhazes
(Almansor Rhazi)
(ca. 865-932)
Liber nonus
Pavia, ca. 1497
1497 * Iatromathematical (astromedical) treatise with the commentary of Johannes Matthaeus of Ferrara.
MUNICH
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Rhazes
Alī al-Qabī'sī (Alcabitius)
(+ c. 967)
Libellus Ysagogicus, id est Iudiciorum Astrorum [Liber introductorius]
Venice, brothers Giovanni & Giorgio Forlivio, 1491
1491 * With the commentary of John of Saxe (1331). Incomplete copy with manuscript notes.
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Forlivio
Alī al-Qabī'sī (Alcabitius)
(+ c. 967)
Preclarum Summi in Astrorum Scientia Principis
Edition Antonio Fanti, Venice, Peter Liechtenstein, 1521
1521 * First known Latin editions in 1473 (Bologna), 1481 (Venice) and 1483 (Venice). Translated by John of Seville. "a complete presentation of astrological practices and materials" (Carmody, p.144).
IMSS Florence
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Alcabitius
Alī al-Qabī'sī (Alcabitius)
(+ c. 967)
Iudiciorum astrorum Isagoge
Paris, Simon de Colines, 1521
1521 * With the commentary of Jean Danko de Saxe.
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Alchabitius
Alī al-Qabī'sī (Alcabitius)
(+ c. 967)
Astronomie judiciarie principia tractans cum Ioannis Saxonii commentario
[c. 948] ; Lyon, printed by Guillaume Huyon for Barthelemy Trot, 1523
1523 A best-seller of Arabian astrology, published with commentary by the Parisian astronomer Jean Danko de Saxe, and a small treatise of infirmities by Pierre Turrel, the "Tractaculus infirmitatum".
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Tours
Anonymous Massekhet HaHammah [The Blessing of the Sun]
Compiled and translated with commentary by Abe Friedman, 2008
2008 First attestation of the oldest part of this ritualist text, partially astrological : 10th century. The portraits for Mercury and Moon complexions are significative of the Jewish inversion of the original Babylonian significations. "A person who is born under Mercury will be an enlightened and wise man, because Mercury is the sun's scribe. A person who is born under the moon will be a man who suffers illness, building up and tearing down ..."
coejl.org
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Friedman
al-Hasan Ibn al-Haytham
(Alhazen, Abulhazen)
(c. 965-1038)
De aspectibus
BSB (Munich) manuscript : Clm 10269, [S.l.], beginning 14th c.
1315 Technical manual of the famous physicist. Latin manuscript translation.
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De aspectibus
Kūshyār ibn Labbān
/ Mohammad Bagheri
Books I and IV of Kūshyār ibn Labbān's Jāmic Zīj: An Arabic Astronomical Handbook by an Eleventh-Century Iranian Scholar
D TH Utrecht University, 2006
2006 * A study of the Astronomical Tables (Zij) of the Iranian astronomer Kūshyār ibn Labbān (ca. 963-1048). The Tables have been written around 1020.
IGITUR
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Bagheri
al-Bīrūnī Muhammad
(973-1049)
The book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology (Kitāb al-Tafhīm)
[1029] ; English translation Ramsey Wright, London, Luzac, 1934
1934 *  
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al-Bīrūnī Muhammad
(973-1049)
Alberuni's India : An Account of the Religion, Philosophy, Literature, Geography, Chronology, Astronomy, Customs, Laws and Astrology of India about A.D. 1030
English ed. Edward Sachau, London, Trübner, 1888, 2 vols.
  On Indian astrology and related subjects, see chap. 32-62 (chronology and astronomy), chap. 75-80 (fast and festive days, astrology).
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al-Bīrūnī Muhammad
(973-1049)
The Chronology of ancient Nations (Athār-ul-Bākiya)
English ed. Edward Sachau, London, William Allen, 1879
  See particularly the last chapter on lunar stations and their rising and setting.
Internet Archive
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Chronology
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Ali Abū al-Hasan ibn Abī al-Rijāl (Haly Abenragel or Haly or Albohazen Haly)
(965-1050)
Preclarissimus liber completus in judiciis astrorum [or] Libri de judiciis astrorum (Kitāb al-bāri' fī akhām an-nujūm)
Venice, Erhard Ratdolt de Augusta, 1485 [then] Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1551 (3rd edition?)
c. 1040

1485
1551
Famous compilation covering the four main branches of Medieval astrology (interrogations, nativities, elections, revolutions). See also the French translation of 1430 by Guillaume Harnoys (at the expense of John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford) under the title "Jugements d'Astronomie" (Paris BnF, ms. fr. 1352).
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Anonymous Liber novem judicum in judiciis astrorum
[c. 1150] ; Venice, Peter Liechtenstein, 1509
1150

1509
* A famous compilation from Dorotheus and Arabic astrologers and astronomers : al-Kindī, 'Umar ibn al-Farrukhān al-Tabarī, Sahl ibn Bišr, "Aristotle", Abū 'Alī al-Khayyāt, and Jirjis. Translations from Arabic probably supervised by Hermann of Carinthia and Hugo of Santalla (mid-twelfth century) : See David Juste notice.
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9 Judges
Abraham Ibn Ezra
(1089-1167)
De nativitatibus
[c.1154] ; Venice, Erhard Ratdolt de Augusta, 1485
1154

1485
On interpretation of nativities. See Meira Epstein's article (CURA) and David Juste notice (Warburg's Bibliotheca Astrologica Latina Numerica). Spanish translation by Demetrio Santos (Madrid, 1981).
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Abraham Ibn Ezra
(1089-1167)
In re judiciali opera [Astrological works]
Latin translation Pietro de Abano, Venice, Petrus Liechtenstein, 1507
1507 Contains the following treatises, the second one having been judged as spurious : Introductorium quod dicitur principium sapientie, Liber rationum, Liber nativitatum & revolutionum earum, Liber interrogationum, Liber electionum, Liber luminarium & est de cognitione diei cretici seu de cognitione cause crisis, Liber conjunctionum planetarum & revolutionum annorum mundi qui dicitur de mundo vel seculo, including some commented works on Bethen.
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A. F. Mehren
(1822-1907)
Vues d'Avicenne sur l'astrologie et sur le rapport de la responsabilité humaine avec le destin
in Le Museon 3, Louvain 1884 ; Louvain, C. Peeters, 1885
1885 * *
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Mehren
Edward Kennedy A Survey of Islamic Astronomical Tables
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 46 part 2, Philadelphia, 1956 ; Diane Publishing
1956 *
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Lester J. Ness Astrology and Judaism in Late Antiquity
D. TH. Miami University, 1990
1990 Internet version of the doctoral thesis of Lester Ness. A revised version was published in 1999 : "Written in the Stars" (Warren Center PA, Shangri-La Publications).
ARCANA
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Ness
Stefano Buscherini La teoria delle congiunzioni Giove-Saturno tra Tardo Antico e Alto Medioevo
D. TH. 2006 ; Bologna, 2007
2006 Doctoral thesis on the theory of the great conjunctions of Jupiter-Saturn, especially in Zoroastrian Sassanid and Arabic astrologies.
Università di Bologna
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Buscherini
Montserrat Díaz Fajardo Tasyīr y proyección de rayos en textos astrológicos magrebíes
D TH Universidad de Barcelona, 2008
2008 * A critical edition of four texts by Maghrib astrologers, Ali Abū al-Hasan ibn Abī al-Rijāl (the famous Haly) and three authors of the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries : Ibn Azzūz (Abū al-Qāsim ibn al-Hayyāy Azzūz al-Qusantīnī ; died 1354), Ibn Qunfud (Ahmad b. Hasan b. Alī b. Qunfud al-Qusantīnī ; 1339-1407), and al-Baqqār (Abū Abd Allāh al-Baqqār ; fl. 1415).
T.D. en Xarxa
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Díaz Fajardo
Kevin van Bladel The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science
Oxford University Press (US), 2009
2009 "A major study devoted to the early Arabic reception and adaption of the figure of Hermes Trismegistus." See Bryn Mawr Classical Review by Y. Tzvi Langermann.
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PNG
Bladel
9- Pre-Columbian Astrology (Native American cultures)
Alberto Escalona Ramos
(1908-1960)
Cronología y astronomía maya-mexica
México, Fides, 1940
1940 *
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*
bCc
10- Medieval Astrology (Christian, including Byzantine area)
Alcuin of York
(735-804)
De Cursu Et Saltu Lunae [and] De Bissexto
in ed. Migne, Patrologia Latina, Paris, Garnier, 1863
1863 * See cc. 979-1002.
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Alcuin
Eginhard
(ca. 770-840)
Annales: Vie de Charlemagne
éd. François Guizot, Paris, J.-L.-J. Brière, 1824
1824 * On Alcuin and Charlemagne's interest for astrology.
Gallica
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Eginhard
Honorius of Autun
(died ca. 1151)
De imagine mundi
Nuremberg, [Anton Koberger], ca. 1472
1472 Popular cosmological treatise.
MUNICH
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Honorius
Hildegard of Bingen
(1098-1179)
Causae et curae
ed. Paulus Kaiser, Leipzig, Teubner, 1903
1903 * Medical treatise including a neo-astrological schema : the influence of the Moon after one of the thirty days of the month at the conception moment (see p. 235-42).
Internet Archive
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Hildegard
Manuel I Komnenos
& Michael Glycas
"Manuel I Komnenos and Michael Glycas: A Twelfth-Century Defence and Refutation of Astrology"
Translation and notes by Demetra George, Culture and Cosmos, 2001-02
2001 * A pro vs anti-astrological controversy in an Orthodox theological context : a defence of astrology by Byzantine emperor Manuel I Komnenos, and the opportunist refutation of the theologian Michael Glycas.
Demetra George
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Komnenos
Michael Scotus
(c.1175-1234)
Astrologia cum figuris
[s.l.], XIVth century
XIVth An astrological work of the famous Scottish physician.
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Bartholomaeus Anglicus
(c. 1190-1250)
Libro de proprietatibus rerum en romance
Toledo, Gaspar de Avila, for Joan Thomas Fabio, 1529
1235

1529
* Spanish translation of "De proprietatibus rerum" written in c. 1235. See book VIII on astrology : "Del cielo".
UCM Madrid
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Albertus Magnus
(1193-1280)
De caelo et mundo
Venice, Johannes & Gregorius de Gregoriis, 1490
1490 *
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Albertus
Albertus Magnus
(1193-1280)
Speculum astronomiae [Liber de duabus sapientiis et de recapitulatione omnium librorum astronomi(a)e]
[Nuremberg, Hochfeder, ca. 1493/96]
1495 * A defense of the true astrology. For an English translation of this text, see Paola Zambelli : "The Speculum astronomiae and its enigma: astrology, theology, and science in Albertus Magnus and his contemporaries" (Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic, 1992).
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Albertus Magnus
(1193-1280)
De causis proprietatum elementorum
Magdeburg, Jacob Winther, 1506
1506 * *
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Albert
Alfonso X the Wise
(1221-1284)
Tabulae astronomicae
Edition Joannes de Saxonia, Venice, Erhard Ratdolt de Augusta, 1483 [and] Edition Johannes Lucilius Santritter, Venice, Johannes Hamman, 1492
1252

1483
1492
Two editions of the famous Alfonsine Tables (three copies).
BU Santiago de Compostela
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José Chabás / Bernard R. Goldstein The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo
Dordrecht (NL), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003
2003 * Two partial copies on Google Books. See also by the same authors : "Las Tablas Alfonsíes de Toledo" (Toledo, Diputación Provincial de Toledo, 2008).
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Anonymous Tabulae astronomicae numeris arabicis belle scriptae
ms. BSB Clm 18927, [S.l.], 13th c.
13th *
MUNICH
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Tabulae
"Hermes" Centiloquium Hermetis
ed. Stephanus Messanensis, [Leipzig], before 1494
1262

1494
* *
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Centiloquium
"Hermes" Hermetis Centum aphorismorum liber [or] Centiloquium
in Nicolaus Pruckner's edition of Firmicus Maternus, Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1533 [and] 1551
1262

1533
1551
* Popular compilation of aphorisms from Arabic sources by Stefano Protonotaro da Messina, c. 1262 (see ms. Prag 1466, Carmody 1956, p.53). Famous incipit : "Sol & Luna post deum, omnium viventium vita sunt", i.e. : Sun and Moon just after god are the (source of) life of all living beings. Spanish translation by Demetrio Santos (Barcelona, 1985). Russian translation by Alexey Sibalakov (2009).
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"Hermes" De revolutionibus nativitatum
in Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos edition, Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1559
1559 *
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Hermes 1559
Anonymous "L'horoscope de Baudoin de Courtenay, empereur latin d'Orient (XIIIe siècle)"
ed. Maxime Préaud, in Anagrom 3-4, 1973
c1270 * After French manuscript 1353, BnF. Incipit : "Dex [Dieu] qui fist toutes creatures", explicit : "et jasoit que li Toreaus fust alez en meson estrange en ..."
CURA
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Baudoin
Leopold of Austria De astrorum scientia [or] Compilatio de astrorum scientia
Augsburg, Erhard Ratdolt, 1489
c1271

1489
In ten books. One of the most beautifully illustrated incunabula. Francis Carmody has edited in 1947 the three first books of a French manuscript translation (before 1324) : "Li compilacions de le science des estoilles".
Wolfenbütteler DB
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Leopold
Guido Bonatti (Bonatus)
(1223-1297)
Tractatus astronomie [or] Liber astronomicus [or] De Astronomia
ed. Johannes Angelus, Augsburg, Erhard Ratdolt, 1491 [and] Basel, [Jakob Kundig], 1550
1491

1550
In ten chapters : A defense of astrology, on Signs and Houses, on Planets, on Conjunctions, Aphorisms, on Questions (horary), on Elections, on Revolutions and Arabian Parts, on Nativities, on Weather Prediction. "The most important astrological work produced in Latin in the thirteenth century." (Thorndike 2, 1923, p.826). Translated by Robert Hand (books 1-4) in 1994-1996, and by Benjamin Dykes (books 1-10) in 2007.

Basel's edition includes a commentary by George of Trebizond alias Trapezuntius (1395/6-1484) on ps-Ptolemy's Centiloquium.


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Guido Bonatti (Bonatus)
(1223-1297)
Anima Astrologiae, or A Guide for Astrologers, being the considerations of the famous Guido Bonatus faithfully rendred into English [by Henry Coley]
London, Benjamin Harris, 1676
1491

1676
English translation of Bonatus's "Liber astronomicus" by Henry Coley, edited by William Lilly. The choice aphorisms from Cardanus are not included in this copy. A facsimile of the edition of 1886, has been published in Washington (American Federation of Astrologers, 1970) then in London (Regulus, 1986) with different pagination.

Word copy of the translation (in 2000).


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Pietro d'Abano
(c. 1250-1316)
De signis celestibus eorumque significatione et potestate
XVth century manuscript.
* * Tables with zodiacal descriptions (p.131-176).
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Anianus
(fl. ca. 1300 ?)
Compotus cum commento
[Basel, Lienhart Ysenhut, ca. 1490-95] and Paris, Jean Treperel, 1511
c1490
1511
* Astro Palmistry manual. Also printed in Lyons by Jehan Siber (ca. 1490).
Wolfenbütteler DB
Gallica
PDF
W-1490
G-1511
Francesco Stabili (Cecco d'Ascoli)
(1267-1327)
L'Acerba de l'ordine di Cieli con el commento novamente trovato ...
[1326] ; Venice, Marchio Sessa & Piero di Ravani Bersano, 1516
1516 First edition : Brescia (c.1473). Cecco was condemned by the Inquisition and burned in Florence. "The spirit that enabled Cecco d'Ascoli to face execution was far more emancipated than that which animated his inquisitors." (Wedel 1920)
Gallica
PDF
Cecco
Francesco Stabili (Cecco d'Ascoli)
(1267-1327)
L'Acerba de l'ordine di Cieli
[1326] ; Venice, Candido de Benedetto Bendoni, 1550
1550 * Another Venetian edition.
IMSS Florence
PDF & JPG
Cecco-1550
Cecco d'Ascoli
(1267-1327)
L'Acerba (in 5 books)
[1326] ; French translation Marie-Claude Ramain, CURA, 2002
2002 * First translation into French.
CURA
HTML
Cecco
Anonymous Breviarium. De signis et figuris solis et lunae
ms BSB Clm 17030, [s.l.], 1320
1320 A beautiful illustrated manuscript.
MUNICH
JPG
BSB Clm 17030
Walter Burley (Gualterus Burlaeus)
(ca. 1275-1345)
De vita et moribus philosophorum
Nuremberg, ca. 1472
1472 * The Lives of Philosophers by the 14th c. logician (see the first chapter on Thales' astronomy/logy).
MUNICH
PDF
Burlaeus
Anonymous "Traités en vers provençaux sur l'astrologie et la géomancie"
ms, Toulouse or Montpellier, ca. 1332 ; ed. Paul Meyer, in Romania, n.26, 1897
c1332

1897
* Extracts of two versified astro-geomantical treatises in Provençal dialect, with obscurantist anti-astrological comments.
Gallica
PDF
Meyer
Firmin de Beauval (or Belleval)
(fl. 1338-1345)
Opusculum repertorii pronosticon in mutationes aeris tam via astrologica quam metheorologica
Venice, Erhard Ratdolt de Augusta, 1485
1485 Nice edition, printed with a "Libellus de medicorum astrologia" of a Pseudo-Hippocrates, identified as Imbrasius Ephesius by Hillard, and translated by Pietro de Abano.
BU Santiago de Compostela
MUNICH
PDF
Firminus-S
Firminus-M
Levi ben Gershom (Leo de Balneolis)
(1288-1344)
Levi Ben Gerson's Prognostication for the Conjunction of 1345
ed.-tr. Bernard Goldstein & David Pingree, Volume 80.6 of Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1990
c1344

1990
Critical edition of Gerson's Prognostication on the Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction of 1345.
Google
PNG
Gerson
John Ashenden (Eschuid)
(fl. 1335-1365)
Summa astrologiae judicialis de accidentibus mundi quae anglicana vulgo nuncupatur
[1347-1348] ; ed. Iohannes Lucilius Santritter of Heilbronn, Venice, Franciscus Bolanus, 1489
1347

1489
Mainly mundane and meteorological astrology. The first British astrologer, professor at Oxford, rejected the electional and horary astrologies which made the fortune of the English school three centuries later. "The foremost work by England's foremost medieval astrologer." (Carey 1992, p.58)
MUNICH
FDU Sevilla
BDU Bielefeld
Gallica
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Eschuid-M
Eschuid-S
Eschuid-B
Eschuid-G
Anonymous Calendarium cum figuris et regulis computi astronomici et versibus de singulis mensibus
München, BSB Clm 13076, [S.l.], 1356
1356 *
MUNICH
PDF
Calendarium
Anonymous Kalender und Praktika auf die Jahre 1368-1405
München, BSB Cgm 32
c1367 Early German calendar.
MUNICH
PDF
Kalender
Geoffrey Chaucer
(1343–1400)
Treatise on the Astrolabe
ed. Andrew Edmund Brae, London, John Russell Smith, 1870 [and] ed. Walter W. Skeat (1835-1912), London, Oxford University Press, 1968 [and edition of 1872]
1391

1870
1872
1968
* Brae's edition comes with several appendices, Skeat's edition with the "Astrolabium Messehalle" (Messahallah) in Latin, from a manuscript of the Cambridge University library.
Internet Archive
Google Books
PDF
Chaucer1870
Chaucer1872a
Chaucer1872b
Chaucer1968
Garth Chivalle Carpenter Chaucer's Solar Pageant: an Astrological Reading of the Canterbury Tales
Philosophy D. TH., Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1997
1997 * Chaucer would have written his Tales for his ten-year old son, as an illustrated didactical manual for understanding the principles of astrology. "Chaucer makes two rounds of the zodiac, starting with the Knight's Tale aligned with Aries (the head), replete with pagan astrological practices, completing the sequence with the Parson's Tale, aligned with Pisces (the feet), in which the pilgrims are exhorted to save their souls by repentance."
Victoria Library
PDF
Carpenter
Antonio di Monte Ulmi (Montulmo) De judiciis nativitatum
[1394] ; Nuremberg, Johannes Petreius, 1540
1394

1540
Published in 1540 after Gaurico's "Tractatus de nativitatibus", with annotations by Regiomontanus.
FDU Sevilla
JPG
Montulmo
MUNICH
PDF & JPG
Montulmo-M
Charles Jourdain "Nicolas Oresme et les astrologues de la cour de Charles V"
in Revue des Questions Historiques 18, 1875
1875 * Anti-astrological. On Oresme and his "Livre de divinacions" (c. 1362), see rather this study (CURA, 2000).
Gallica
PDF
Jourdain
Lubert Hautschild /
Léopold Delisle
(1826-1910)
"Notice sur un livre d'astrologie de Jean duc de Berri"
in Bulletin du Bibliophile, 33 ; Paris, Librairie Techener, 1896
1896 * On two mediaeval texts : "De quatuor elementis et duodecim signis" and "De planetis", in an astrological manuscript in Latin by Lubert Hautschild (1347-1417), compiled by Georgius Zothorus.
Internet Archive
École des Chartes
PDF
Delisle1
Delisle2
Duc de Berry /
Franz Cumont
(1868-1947)
"Astrologica"
in Revue Archéologique, 16.1 ; Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1915
1915 * On the "Très riches Heures du duc de Berry".
École des Chartes
PDF
Cumont
Jean-Patrice Boudet Entre science et nigromance. Astrologie, divination et magie dans l'Occident médiéval (XIIe-XVe siècle)
Paris, Publications de la Sorbonne, 2006
2006 ca. 125 pages on Google Books.
Google
PNG
Boudet


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