Hellenistic Astrologers

Hellenistic

Phoredas the Indian

325 BCE - 225 BCE

Pre-Hellenistic astrologer

Odapsos

325 BCE - 225 BCE

Pre-Hellenistic astrologer

Berosus

325 BC - 225 BC

Babylonian astrologer who established school of astrology on the island of Kos

Aesclepius

250 BCE - 150 BCE

Received teachings from Hermes Trismegistus; author of {color:red}Myriogenesis, a treatise on individual portion (degree and minute) lordships

Hermes Trismegistus

250 BCE - 150 BCE

Legendary originator of horoscopic astrology; author of {color:red}Panaretus, a treatise on Lots

Nechepso

250 BCE - 150 BCE

Nechepso the King, legendary recipient of horoscopic astrology

Abram

250 BCE - 150 BCE

Attributed by Valens to be the originator of aphesis, or Zodiacal Releasing (from Fortune and/or Spirit)

Petosirus

250 BCE - 150 BCE

Petosirus the High Priest, legendary recipient of horoscopic astrology

Orpheus

250 BCE - 150 BCE

Early Helllenistic astrologer, possibly worked on 12-year cycle of Zeus (Jupiter)

Demetrius

150 BCE - 50 BCE

Author of {color:red}Astrological Practices

Timaeus

150 BCE - 50 BCE

Worked on the topic of parents

Serapio of Alexandria

150 BCE - 50 BCE

Worked mainly on katarchic or electional astrology

Orion

150 BCE - 50 BCE

Attributed by Valens as a source for dynamical house division

Asklation

150 BCE - 50 BCE

Early Hellenistic astrologer

Hermeias

150 BCE - 50 BCE

Quoted by Valens on the subject of profections

Callicrates

150 BCE - 50 BCE

Wrote a summary of the planets

Antiochus of Ascalon (Athens?)

125 BCE - 68 BCE

Thought by Robert Schmidt to possibly be the same as Antiochus of Athens

Thrasyllus

64 BCE - 36 CE

Astrologer to Roman Emperor Tiberius; author of {color:red}Table

Critodemus

50 BCE - 50 CE

Author of {color:red}Vision, a treatise on decennials (time lord procedure); Valens focuses on Critodemus' length of life procedures

Marcus Manilius

40 BCE - 60 CE

Author of {color:red}Astronomica

Teucer of Babylon

0 CE - 100 CE

Worked on decans; Babylon refers to a village in upper Egypt rather than the Babylon of antiquity

Dorotheus of Sidon

25 CE - 125 CE

Author of {color:red}Pentateuch/Carmen Astrologicum

Balbillus

50 CE - 150 CE

Son of Thrasyllus; astrologer to Roman emperor Claudius; author of {color:red}Astrological Matters

Claudius Ptolemy

90 CE - 168 CE

Author of {color:red}Tetrabiblos

Pseudo-Manetho

100 CE - 200 CE

Vettius Valens

February 8, 120 - 175

Author of the {color:red}Anthology

Antiochus of Athens (Ascalon?)

150 CE - 250 CE

Thought by Robert Schmidt to possibly be the same as Antiochus of Ascalon, who lived before the Common Era; author of {color:red}Thesaurus

Antigonus of Nicaea

150 CE - 250 CE

Compiled a book of nativities (horoscopes) and their delineation

Anubio

150 - 250

Work derived from Dorotheus

Pancharius

225 CE - 325 CE

Author of {color:red}Concerning Bed-Illnesses

Porphyry of Tyre

234 CE - 305 CE

Author of a {color:red}commentary on Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos; did {color:red}not originate Porphyry house system, which is attributed to Orion by Valens

Julius Firmicus Maternus

286 CE - 386 CE

Author of {color:red}Mathesis

Paulus Alexandrinus

328 CE - 428 CE

Author of {color:red}Introductory Matters

Anonymous of 379

329 CE - 429 CE

Wrote a work on the fixed stars

Maximus

350 CE - 450 CE

Wrote on katarchic (electional) astrology

Hephaistio of Thebes

365 CE - 465 CE

Author of {color:red}Apotelesmatics

Hypatia

370 CE - 415 CE

Alexandrian scholar; first woman to study mathematics (astrology)

Proclus

425 CE - 525 CE

Author of commentary on the {color:red}Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos

Julian of Laodikeia

450 CE - 550 CE

Wrote on military katarchic (electional) matters

Olympiodorus the Younger

495 CE - 570 CE

Wrote commentary on Paulus' {color:red}Introductory Matters

Rhetorius of Egypt

550 CE - 650 CE

Wrote compendium of Hellenistic astrology

Leo the Mathematician

800 CE - 900 CE

Theophilus of Edessa

825 CE - 925 CE

Wrote several books on Hellenistic astrology, drawing on Greek, Islamic and Indian sources

Demophilus

900 CE - 1000 CE

Islamic

Foundation of Islam

632 AD

Masha'allah (Masha'allah ibn Atharī)

740 CE - 815 CE

Sahl (Sahl ibn Bishr al-Israili)

786 CE - 845 CE

Abu Ma'shar (Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi)

August 10, 787 - March 9, 886

al-Kindī (Abū Yūsuf Yaʻqūb ibn Isḥāq al-Kindī)

801 CE - 873 CE