Theophilos of Edessa

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(Ar. Thīyūfīl ibn Thūmā), translator and Christian astrologer; born Edessa ca.695, died 15/16 July 785. A Greek from Syria, Theophilos served the ʿAbbāsid caliph al-Mahdī (775–85) as astrological military adviser ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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