Stefanie Rudolf. Syrische Astrologie und das Syrische Medizinbuch. Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Cultures, 7. De Gruyter, 2018.
From De Gruyter
For the first time, this work explores the thread of astrology that runs through Syrian-Orthodox literature. Astrology’s disreputable position among the sciences is gainsaid by extensive textual examples from different genres. The richest source is the Syrian Book of Medicine, which elucidates the practice of divination, revealing itself as a treasure trove of Syrian texts (including translations of Hippocrates and the Geoponica).