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New Translation of Dorotheus of Sidon

 
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Ben



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Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: New Translation of Dorotheus of Sidon Reply with quote

Hi Skyscripters,

I wanted to let you know that my new translation of Dorotheus (from the Arabic manuscripts) is complete and available now at www.bendykes.com/carmen.php!

Dorotheus of Sidon (1st Century) wrote one of the most influential works in traditional astrology, which affected astrologers for many centuries; many texts by later astrologers can be traced back to him. His Greek work was translated into Persian and then Arabic, and this is from 'Umar al-Tabari's Arabic translation of the Persian.

In 1976 David Pingree published the first translation, but many people agree it is hard to read and understand. This edition has numerous mini-essays, explanations, diagrams, and a detailed index, and I think you'll find it much more readable!

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Ben Dykes
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Homo_Ludens



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Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice and cool, to have another translation of great book, but who says that David Pingree translation is hard to read and understand Gobsmacked that is not correct!
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