A Note on the Indian Planetary Exaltations and their Greek-Language Sources
Keywords:Mīnarāja, Sphujidhvaja, Vṛddhayavanajātaka, Yavanajātaka, exaltations, horoscopic astrology
A close examination of the lists of planetary exaltations given by two of the earliest known Sanskrit authors on horoscopic astrology – Mīnarāja and Sphujidhvaja – solves the confusion surrounding Mīnarāja’s idiosyncratic assignment of degrees and suggests that both authors, and indeed all later Indian astrological literature, depended for this doctrine on a single, Greek-language source.
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