Paul Alexandria( Greek astrologer in IV. AD)
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Biography Paul Alexandria
Posted fundamental astrological textbook "Eisagogika" ( "Introduction"), second edition which is dedicated to his son Kronamonu in 378 g. or shortly after. Among his sources were Ptolemy, Apollinaris, Apollonius Laodikeysky, Hermes Trismegistus. Book of Paul of Alexandria, displacing "Tetrabiblos" Ptolemy, became the main textbook of astrology for several generations of astrologers early Middle Ages. Especially great influence the work of Paul of Alexandria has had on scholars of Byzantium
. Several researchers have advanced the hypothesis that, . that the geographical list, . contained in the Bible in the Acts of the Apostles (2:9-11), . directly related to the principles of astrological geography "Introduction" Paul of Alexandria, but modern scholars reject this hypothesis,
. A small part of the "Introduction" ( "On the 12 signs of the Zodiac") was translated into Armenian я¦пT. Ananias Shirakatsi in VII. Thus, the work of Paul of Alexandria was known in various regions of the world. However, it is important to emphasize that the identification of Paul of Alexandria with the author of "Paulish Siddhanta" (popular in Indian astronomy transferable treatise) are completely unfounded.
In 1993, Mr.. Paul of Alexandria textbook was published in English translation under the project "Hindsight" (USA). Russian translation of this edition was published in 1997