Talk:Dorotheus of Sidon

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I removed the bit about questionable dating for Dorotheus, although I'm curious who these "scholars" are who have supposedly disputed his dating. I'm aware that Deborah Houlding published something about this in the early 90's, but I wasn't aware that anyone was actually taking it seriously at this point. If we are to follow her argument, then we should also consider Dorotheus to be one of the first Muslim astrologers as well, due to the frequent references to Allah. That is, at least as far as the corrupt English translation, of the Arabic translation, of the Pahlavi translation, of the original Greek work that was written in verse. I also removed the reference to the Pentateuch as a work on "Horary astrology" for similar reasons. Of course, I'm open for discussion if someone would like to challenge this. --Chris Brennan 04:06, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

addition is controversial[edit]

Your addition is controversial and is in fact a minority view not held by most astrological historians. Would you kindly provide your sources? Otherwise, it will need to be changed. NaySay 17:46, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

That was me actually. I didn't realize that I wasn't signed in when I posted it the other night. Which additions specifically do you feel are controversial or minority views, and which astrological historians are you referring to specifically? --Chris Brennan 00:21, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Oh... apparently I was signed in when I edited the article. My questions still stand though.--Chris Brennan 00:23, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Ok, so I reverted it back to the previous version that I had after my attempts to discuss the matter were apparently ignored or overlooked for nearly a month now. If you have an issue with the sentence then you should talk to me about it NaySay, because I really don't know why that sentence would even be disputed or which authorities would have an issue with it at this point. Everyone from Cumont to Pingree seems to agree that Alexandria was the probable founding place of the horoscopic/Hellenistic tradition, and I have yet to see anyone present any information otherwise. --Chris Brennan 23:37, 20 July 2007 (UTC)