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3.2. Pre-Islamic Near East

Atkinson (K.), ‘Astrology and History in the Treatise of Shem: Two Astrological Pseudepigrapha and Their Relevance for Understanding the Astrological Dead Sea Scrolls’, The Qumran Chronicle 13 (2006), pp. 37–55.

Bezza (G.), ‘Astrological Considerations on the Length of Life in Hellenistic, Persian and Arabic Astrology’, Culture and Cosmos 2/2 (1998), pp. 3–15.

Bhayro (S.), Rudolf (S. M.), ‘Budge’s Syriac Book of Medicine after One Hundred Years: Problems and Prospects’, in Mesopotamian Medicine and Magic. Studies in Honor of Markham J. Geller, eds S. V. Panayotov, L. Vacín, Leiden, 2018, pp. 116–130.

Brown (D.), The Interactions of Ancient Astral Science, Bremen, 2018, 805 pp.

Brunner (C. J.), ‘Astronomy and Astrology in the Sassanian Period’, in Encyclopaedia Iranica, ed. E. Yarshater, London-New York, 1987, vol. II, pp. 862–868.

Budge (E. A. W.), The Syriac Book of Medicines. Syrian Anatomy, Pathology and Therapeutics in the Early Middle Ages, London, 1913 [reprinted St. Helier / Amsterdam, 1976].

Buscherini (S.), ‘Considerations on the Origins of the Sasanian Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction Theory’, in Kayd. Studies in History of Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrology in Memory of David Pingree, eds G. Gnoli, A. Panaino, Roma, 2009, pp. 31–38.

Charlesworth (J. H.), ‘Rylands Syriac Ms. 44 and a New Addition to the Pseudepigrapha. The Treatise of Shem, Discussed and Translated’, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 60 (1977–1978), pp. 376–403.

Charlesworth (J. H.), ‘Treatise of Shem (First Century B.C.). A New Translation and Introduction’, in Id., The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, I: Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments, London, 1983, pp. 473–486.

Charlesworth (J. H.), ‘Die ‘Schrift des Shem’: Einführung, Text und Übersetzung’, Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II.20.2 (1987), pp. 951–987.

Cumont (F.), ‘Adonis et Canicule’, Syria 16 (1935), pp. 46–50.

Delaini (P.), ‘The Image of the Cosmos Reflected in the Body. The Theory of Microcosm-Macrocosm and its Spread in Sasanian Iran’, in Non licet stare caelestibus. Studies on Astronomy and its History offered to Salvo De Meis, eds A. Panaino, E. Bacchi, S. Buscherini, P. Ognibene, Milano-Udine, 2014, pp. 113–135.

Drijvers (H.), ‘The Persistence of Pagan Cults and Practices in Christian Syria’, in East of Byzantium: Syria and Armenia in the Formative Period, eds N. G. Garsoïan, T. F. Mathews, R. W. Thomson, Washington D.C., 1982, pp. 35–51 [reprinted in H. Drijvers, East of Antioch. Studies in Early Syriac Christianity, London, 1984, IX].

Drower (E. S.), The Book of the Zodiac (Sfar Malwašia) D.C. 31, London, 1949, 289 pp.

Furlani (G.), ‘Di una raccolta di trattati astrologici in lingua siriaca’, Rivista degli Studi Orientali 7 (1916), pp. 885–889.

Furlani (G.), ‘Astrologisches aus syrischen Handschriften’, Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 75 (1921), pp. 122–128.

Furlani (G.), ‘Tre trattati astrologici siriaci sulle eclissi solare e lunare’, Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Classe di Scienze Morali, Storiche e Filologiche) 344 (1947), pp. 569–606.

Furlani (G.), ‘I pianeti e lo zodiaco nella religione dei Mandei’, Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Classe di Scienze Morali, Storiche e Filologiche). Ser. 8 2 (1948), pp. 119–187.

Gray (L. H.), ‘The Parsi-Persian Burj-Namah, or Book of Omens from the Moon’, Journal of the American Oriental Society 30 (1910), pp. 336–342.

Grenet (F.), Pinault (G. J.), ‘Contacts des traditions astrologiques de l’Inde et de l’Iran d’après une peinture des collections de Turfan’, Comptes Rendus des Séances de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres 141 (1997), pp. 1003–1063.

Kayd. Studies in History of Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrology in Memory of David Pingree, eds G. Gnoli, A. Panaino, Roma, 2009, x + 156 pp.

Kennedy (E. S.), ‘The Sasanian Astronomical Handbook Zīj-i Shāh and the Astrological Doctrine of “Transit” (mamarr)’, Journal of the American Oriental Society 78 (1958), pp. 246–262.

Kennedy (E. S.), Waerden (B. L. van der), ‘The World-Year of the Persians’, Journal of the American Oriental Society 83 (1963), pp. 315–327.

Kugener (M. A.), ‘Un traité astronomique et météorologique syriaque attribué à Denys l’Aréopagite’, in Actes du XVIe Congrès International des Orientalistes (Alger, 1905), Paris, 1907, vol. II, pp. 137–198 [reprinted Nendeln, 1968].

Levi della Vida (G.), ‘Pseudo-Beroso siriaco’, Rivista degli Studi Orientali 3 (1910), pp. 7–43.

Levi della Vida (G.), ‘La dottrina e i dodici legati di Stomathalassa. Uno scritto di ermetismo popolare in siriaco e in arabo’, Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Classe di Scienze Morali, Storiche e Filologiche) 3 (1951), pp. 477–542 [reprinted in G. Levi della Vida, Pitagora, Bardesane e altri studi siriaci, ed. R. Contini, Roma, 1989, pp. 125-190].

Masco (M. M.), The Mandaeans: Gnostic Astrology as an Artifact of Cultural Transmission, 2012.

McKenzie (D. N.), ‘Zoroastrian Astrology in the Bundahisn’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 27 (1964), pp. 511–529 [reprinted in D. N. McKenzie, Iranica Diversa, ed. C. G. Cereti, L. Paul, I, Roma, 1999, pp. 7-25].

Nallino (C. A.), ‘Tracce di opere greche giunte agli Arabi per trafila pehlevica’, in A Volume of Oriental Studies Presented to Edward G. Browne, Cambridge, 1922, pp. 345–363.

Nau (F.), Bardesane l’astrologue. Le Livre des lois des pays, Paris, 1899.

Nau (F.), ‘Notes d’astronomie syrienne’, Journal Asiatique (September–October 1910), pp. 209–228.

Nau (F.), ‘Un fragment syriaque de l’ouvrage astrologique de Claude Ptolémée intitulé le Livre du Fruit’, Revue de l’Orient Chrétien 28 (1931–1932), pp. 197–202.

Panaino (A.), ‘The Decans in Iranian Astrology’, East and West 37 (1987), pp. 131–137.

Panaino (A.), ‘La diffusione dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia mesopotamica in India attraverso la mediazione iranica’, in L’astrologia e la sua influenza nella filosofia, nella letteratura e nell’arte dall’eta classica al rinascimento, Milano, 1992, pp. 9–50 [reprinted in Id., Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia antica. Iranian Studies in History of Ancient Astral Mythology, Astronomy and Astrology, eds A. Gariboldi, P. Ognibene, V. Sadovski, Bologna, 2014, II, pp. 415-456].

Panaino (A.), ‘Considerazioni sul lessico astronomico-astrologico medio-persano’, in Lingue e culture in contatto nel mondo antico e altomedievale, ed. R. B. Finazzi, Brescia, 1993, pp. 417–433.

Panaino (A.), ‘The Two Astrological Reports of the Kārnāmag ī Ardašīr ī Pābagān (III,4-7; IV,6-7)’, Die Sprache 36 (1994), pp. 181–198 [reprinted in Id., Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia antica. Iranian Studies in History of Ancient Astral Mythology, Astronomy and Astrology, eds A. Gariboldi, P. Ognibene, V. Sadovski, Bologna, 2014, I, pp. 379-396].

Panaino (A.), ‘Uranographia Iranica I. The Three Heavens in Zoroastrian Tradition and the Mesopotamian Background’, in Au carrefour des religions. Mélanges offerts à Ph. Gignoux, eds R. Gyselen, P. Gignoux, Bures-sur-Yvette, 1995, pp. 205–225 [reprinted in Id., Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia antica. Iranian Studies in History of Ancient Astral Mythology, Astronomy and Astrology, eds A. Gariboldi, P. Ognibene, V. Sadovski, Bologna, 2014, I, pp. 83-103].

Panaino (A.), ‘Sopravvivenze del culto iranico della stella Sirio nel Kitāb al-mawālīd di Zarādušt ed altre questioni di uranografia sasanide’, in Alle soglie della Classicità. Il Mediterraneo tra Tradizione e Innovazione. Studi in onore di S. Moscati, I: Storia e Culture, ed. E. Acquaro, Roma, 1996, pp. 343–354 [reprinted in Id., Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia antica. Iranian Studies in History of Ancient Astral Mythology, Astronomy and Astrology, eds A. Gariboldi, P. Ognibene, V. Sadovski, Bologna, 2014, II, pp. 475-486].

Panaino (A.), ‘Visione della volta celeste e astrologia del Manicheismo’, in Atti del terzo Congresso internazionale di studi «Manicheismo e Oriente cristiano antico» (Arcavacata di Rende-Amantea, 31 agosto - 5 Settembre 1993), eds L. Cirillo, A. van Tongerloo, Napoli-Louvain-la-Neuve, 1997, pp. 249–295.

Panaino (A.), Tessere il cielo. Considerazioni sulle tavole astronomiche, gli oroscopi e la dottrina dei legamenti tra Induismo, Zoroastrismo, Manicheismo e Mandeismo, Roma, 1998, 214 pp.

Panaino (A.), ‘The Cardinal Asterisms in the Sasanian Uranography’, in La science des cieux. Sages, mages, astrologues, ed. R. Gyselen, Bures-sur-Yvette, 1999, pp. 183–190 [reprinted in Id., Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia antica. Iranian Studies in History of Ancient Astral Mythology, Astronomy and Astrology, eds A. Gariboldi, P. Ognibene, V. Sadovski, Bologna, 2014, I, pp. 123-130].

Panaino (A.), ‘An Avestan’ Planetary Order?’, in Astronomical Amusements. Papers in Honour of Jean Meeus, eds F. Bònoli, S. De Meis, A. Panaino, Milano, 2000, pp. 137–142.

Panaino (A.), ‘Manichean Concepts in the Pahlavi Commentary of Māh Nyāyišn, par. 4?’, in Studia Manichaica. IV Internationaler Kongress zum Manichäismus, Berlin 14.-18. Juli 1997, eds R. E. Emmerick, W. Sundermann, P. Zieme, Berlin, 2000, pp. 464–480.

Panaino (A.), ‘Astral Characters of Kingship in the Sasanian and Byzantine Worlds’, in La Persia e Bisanzio (Roma, 14-18 ottobre 2002), Roma, 2004, pp. 455–494.

Panaino (A.), ‘Considerazioni sulla trasmissione delle scienze esatte e delle cosiddette (pseudoscienze’ tra Grecia e Iran)’, in Varia Iranica, VII, eds C. G. Cereti, B. Melasecchi, F. Vajifdar, Roma, 2004, pp. 213–237.

Panaino (A.), ‘On the Dimension of the Astral Bodies in Zoroastrian Literature: Between Tradition and Scientific Astronomy’, in Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences in Honour of David Pingree, eds C. Burnett, J. P. Hogendijk, K. Plofker, M. Yano, Leiden-Boston, 2004, pp. 267–286.

Panaino (A.), ‘Two Zoroastrian Nērangs and the Invocation to the Stars and the Planets’, in The Spirit of Wisdom. Essays in Memory of Ahmad Tafazzoli, eds T. Daryaee, M. Omidsalar, Costa Mesa (Ca.), 2004, pp. 196–218 [reprinted in Id., Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia antica. Iranian Studies in History of Ancient Astral Mythology, Astronomy and Astrology, eds A. Gariboldi, P. Ognibene, V. Sadovski, Bologna, 2014, II, pp. 487-509].

Panaino (A.), ‘Lunar and Snake Omens among the Zoroastrians’, in Officina Magica. Essays on the Practice of Magic in Antiquity, ed. S. Šāqed, Leiden, 2005, pp. 73–89 [reprinted in Id., Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia antica. Iranian Studies in History of Ancient Astral Mythology, Astronomy and Astrology, eds A. Gariboldi, P. Ognibene, V. Sadovski, Bologna, 2014, II, pp. 523-539].

Panaino (A.), ‘Pahlavi Gwcyhl: gōzihr o gawčihr?’, in Scritti in onore di Giovanni M. D’Erme, eds M. Bernardini, N. L. Tornesello, Napoli, 2005, pp. 795–826.

Panaino (A.), ‘The Twelve Babylonian Astrologers and Zoroaster’, Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 97 (2007), pp. 305–308 [reprinted in Id., Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia antica. Iranian Studies in History of Ancient Astral Mythology, Astronomy and Astrology, eds A. Gariboldi, P. Ognibene, V. Sadovski, Bologna, 2014, II, pp. 511-514].

Panaino (A.), ‘Again about α Cygni in the Sasanian Astronomical Tradition’, in Papers in Honour of Professor B. Gharib, eds Z. Zarshenas, V. Naddaf, Tehran, 2008, pp. 33–39.

Panaino (A.), ‘Sasanian Astronomy and Astrology in the Contribution of David Pingree’, in Kayd. Studies in History of Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrology in Memory of David Pingree, eds G. Gnoli, A. Panaino, Roma, 2009, pp. 73–103 [reprinted in Id., Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia antica. Iranian Studies in History of Ancient Astral Mythology, Astronomy and Astrology, eds A. Gariboldi, P. Ognibene, V. Sadovski, Bologna, 2014, I, pp. 331-361].

Panaino (A.), ‘Considerazioni storico-linguistiche e storico-religiose intorno ai nomi dei Magi evangelici: Prolegomena alla redazione di un Namenbuch’, Atti del Sodalizio Glottologico Milanese 8–9 (2013–2014), pp. 41–82.

Panaino (A.), Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell'astronomia e dell'astrologia antica, Milano-Udine, 2014.

Panaino (A.), ‘Pre-Islamic Iranian Astral Mythology, Astrology, and the Star of Bethlehem’, in The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi. Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Experts on the Ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman World, and Modern Astronomy, eds P. Barthel, G. van Kooten, Leiden-Boston, 2015, pp. 217–230.

Panaino (A.), Pingree (D.), ‘Saturn, the Lord of the Seventh Millennium’, East and West 46 (1996), pp. 235–251 [reprinted in Id., Sidera viva. Studi iranici di storia della mitologia astrale, dell’astronomia e dell’astrologia antica. Iranian Studies in History of Ancient Astral Mythology, Astronomy and Astrology, eds A. Gariboldi, P. Ognibene, V. Sadovski, Bologna, 2014, I, pp. 363-378].

Pingree (D.), ‘Astronomy and Astrology in India and Iran’, Isis 54 (1963), pp. 229–246.

Pingree (D.), ‘Indian Influence on Early Sassanian and Arabic Astronomy’, Journal of Oriental Research Madras 33 (1963), pp. 1–8.

Pingree (D.), ‘Indian Influence on Sasanian and Early Islamic Astronomy and Astrology’, Journal of Oriental Research Madras 34–35 (1964–1966), pp. 118–126.

Pingree (D.), ‘Māshā’allāh. Some Sasanian and Syriac Sources’, in Essays on Islamic Philosophy and Science, ed. G. F. Hourani, Albany, 1975, pp. 5–14.

Pingree (D.), ‘The Indian and Pseudo-Indian Passages in Greek and Latin Astronomical and Astrological Texts’, Viator 7 (1976), pp. 141–195.

Pingree (D.), ‘Classical and Byzantine Astrology in Sassanian Persia’, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 43 (1989), pp. 227–239.

Pingree (D.), From Astral Omens to Astrology. From Babylon to Bīkāner, Roma, 1997, 125 pp.

Raffaelli (E. G.), ‘Il tema del mondo e il tema di Gayômard nel Bundahisn’, in Giovanni Schiaparelli: storico dell’astronomia e uomo di cultura, Milano, 1999, pp. 187–193.

Raffaelli (E. G.), L’oroscopo del mundo. Il tema di nascita del mondo e del primo uomo secondo l’astrologia zoroastriana, Milano, 2001, 216 pp.

Raffaelli (E. G.), ‘The Astrological Chapter of the Škand Gumanīg Wizār’, in Kayd. Studies in History of Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrology in Memory of David Pingree, eds G. Gnoli, A. Panaino, Roma, 2009, pp. 105–127.

Raffaelli (E. G.), ‘L’astrologie dans le zoroastrisme d’époque sassanide: l’exemple de la 5e section du Bundahišn’, Studia Asiatica 11 (2010), pp. 63–87.

Rochberg (F.), ‘The Babylonian Origins of the Mandean Book of the Zodiac’, ARAM 11–12 (1999–2000), pp. 137–147 [reprinted in F. Rochberg, In the Path of the Moon. Babylonian Celestial Divination and Its Legacy, Leiden, 2010, pp. 223-235].

Rotter (G.), ‘Der veneris dies im vorislamischen Mekka, eine neue Deutung des Namens ‘Europe’ und eine Erklärung für kobar=Venus’, Der Islam 70 (1993), pp. 112–132.

Rudolf (S.), ‘Ein syrischer Hermes? Anmerkungen zu esoterischen Traditionen im syrischen Medizinbuch’, in Esoteric Knowledge in Antiquity. TOPOI - Dahlem Seminar for the History of Ancient Sciences, eds K. Geus, M. Geller, Berlin, 2014, pp. 149–166.

Rudolf (S.), Syrische Astrologie und das Syrische Medizinbuch, Berlin-Boston, 2018.

Saliba (G.), ‘Paulus Alexandrinus in Syriac and Arabic’, Byzantion 65 (1995), pp. 440–454.

Simon (I.), Asaph ha-Iehoudi. Médecin et astrologue du Moyen Age, Paris, 1933, 98 pp.

Sims-Williams (N.), ‘Christian Sogdian Texts from the Nachlass of Olaf Hansen, II: Fragments of Polemic and Prognostics’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 58 (1995), pp. 288–302.

Waerden (B. L. van der), ‘The Great Year in Greek, Persian and Hindu Astronomy’, Archive for History of Exact Sciences 18 (1977–1978), pp. 359–383.