Tessal( physician and astrologer I in.)
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Born g.Trally in Asia Minor. Being grammarians (perhaps in his native Thrall), Tessal went to Alexandria, Egypt, the citadel of medical Greco-Roman world, to devote himself completely to medicine and other sciences. His courses include religious-mystical component, and clinical practice. Tessal engaged and medical astrology, in particular, astrological herbal. In this regard, he was a follower Nehepsona-Petosirida. Tessal acquired the greatest reputation as a physician-astrologer. He belongs to a treatise on plants administered twelve signs and seven planets ", dedicated to Emperor Claudius (41 - 54 years.) Or Nero (54 - 68gg.) And surviving. This treatise, which Tessal discusses the astrological characteristics of 19 plants, published today in the "Catalogus codicum astrologorum Graecorum" (Brussels, T. 8, 3:134-151).