Al-Hayat( Arabic astrologer)
Comments for Al-Hayat
(Abu 'Ali Yahya ibn Ghalib al-Hayyat, Abu Ali ibn Ya'qub al-Kayyar)
(<770> - <835>)
Apparently, the son of a tailor (Arabic. hayyat - "tailor"), a student Mashallaha. Was known in medieval Europe under the name Albohali Alchait. H. - One of the leading astrologers of the time, the author of many astrological works. In Arabic, survived for only 2 of X. - Essay on horary astrology "On issues" and a treatise, . on natal astrology, . "The sentences of birth" (he gives the established practice of astrology and contains, . particularly, . horoscopes disease and many brief quotations from Ptolemy and Hermes Trismegistus on the lot of Fortune),
. The book "On sentences ..." was very popular and repeatedly translated, in particular, are known Latin translations of Plato Tivoliyskogo "De nativitatibus" (1136) and John of Seville, "De judiciis nativitatum" (1153), in 1988. on the basis of the second translation of this book was published in English. H. also wrote "Introduction to Astrology", an essay on political forms of government, work on astrological geomancy (known in Latin. translated as "Astrologia terrestris"), work on annual returns in the life of native-born "," Golden rod, "an essay on the properties of the prism.
Al-Khayyat, Abu 'Ali. The Judgements of Nativities. / Translated by James H. Holden. - Tempe, Arizona: AFA, 1988.
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