In episode 267, the astrologer and scholar Levente László takes half within the present to talk about his new translation mission for historic Greek astrological texts and to debate among the translations he has accomplished thus far.
Levente is a classical philologist from Hungary and just lately launched the Horoi Mission, a crowdfunding mission to translate historic astrological texts preserved from the Hellenistic and Byzantine astrological traditions:
Because the episode progresses, we’ll speak about 4 translations Levente just lately labored on and skim some excerpts from every of these texts.
The 4 texts mentioned are 1) a piece with definitions utilized in Hellenistic astrology by Porphyry and Antiochus of Athens, 2) a textual content decoding a natal map of Rhetorius of Egypt, 3) one other textual content by Rhetorius on elective astrology, and 4 ) some anecdotes by the ninth century astrologer Shadhan about his instructor Abu Ma’shar.
A PDF of every of the translations mentioned on this episode is launched without spending a dime as we speak to be according to this episode. The hyperlinks to the person translations might be discovered beneath.
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Obtain the texts mentioned on this episode
Levente has revealed preliminary translations for every of the texts lined on this episode. You’ll be able to obtain the next PDF information:
🪐 Porphyry, excerpts from the introduction by Antiochus
🪐 Rhetorius, on the systematic interpretation of cribs
🪐 Rhetorius, On Inceptions
🪐 Shadhan, discussions with Abu Ma’shar on the secrets and techniques of astrology
The Shadhan textual content is just one/Three full, however future updates will likely be despatched to subscribers each couple of weeks by way of the Horoi mission web page on Patreon.
00:00:00 We introduce: Levente and his translation mission
00:17:12 Translation of Antiochus and Porphyry
01:22:20 Rhetorius on steps to interpret a natal chart
01:49:04 Rhetorius on beginnings and elective astrology
02:01:51 Shadhan on the sayings of Abu Ma’shar
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