Talk:Chorography

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Pomponius Mela[edit]

A section was deleted concerning Pomponius Mela. I'm not familiar with the subject, but did a cursory google, and found The Description of the World (Chorographia), written by Pomponius Mela c.44CE, and Pomponii Melae De Chorographia Libri Tres (possibly the same item?).

Leaving here, for whoever is interested, to fix up. -- Quiddity (talk) 22:06, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Use in astrology[edit]

I am reviewing Benjamin Dykes' latest compilation of translations, Astrology of the World I: The Ptolemaic Inheritance (Cazimi Press, 2013). Part IV has an extensive section on Chorography. In it I find chorography to be the source of astrological rulerships of specific geographic locations, which are essential to mundane astrology, and which are otherwise inexplicable to modern astrologers, who still use them. The authors Dykes translates include Ptolemy, Dorotheus, the Arabic al-Rijal, Abu Ma'shar, Al-Biruni, Ibn Ezra, Ibn Labban, Masha'allah, Bonatti and William Lilly. All but al-Rijal have Wiki entries.

Wiki will have all kinds of problems with this, but let's not drag them up. It might be that Wiki can enhance its articles on Greco-Roman astrology in some fashion. Good luck! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.3.151.239 (talk) 18:50, 7 November 2013 (UTC)