The Astrological Record of the Early Sages (aka “TARES”)

“The intent of  “TARES” is to draw out in detail  — and explicate fully —
the theory and practice of Hellenistic astrology.”

- Robert H. Schmidt

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 The Astrological Record of the Early Sages
A New Series of Primary Source Texts in English
 Translated with Extensive Commentary by Robert H. Schmidt

The culmination of more than fifteen years of research into Greek and Latin sources by translator Robert H. Schmidt, The Astrological Record of the Early Sages has been planned as a comprehensive 30-volume library of Hellenistic astrology in English translation. When complete, it will contain virtually all the astrological treatises and fragments that have survived in their original languages. Many of these source texts (which include some of the most important from the standpoint of astrological practice) have never before been available in English translation. In some cases, they have not yet been translated into any modern language. Such previous English translations as do exist have not been especially sensitive to the astrological content of these writings. The intent of the present edition is to draw out in detail and explicate fully – the theory and practice of Hellenistic astrology. To this end, the translated texts will be carefully sequenced, and published monthly or bi-monthly in a uniform format with standardized translation conventions. Each will have extensive textual, interpretive, and analytical commentary. An initial companion volume has already been prepared that contains a glossary as well as other reference aids. When the entire series of translations is complete, a final volume will contain an elaborate index and concluding remarks. The Astrological Record of the Early Sages will soon make it possible for moderns to study all these texts firsthand and make an independent appraisal of the intrinsic merits and the broader implications of this ancient discipline. For more information about the series, click here.

The Talking Tour of “TARES”
A Special Audio Series by Robert H. Schmidt

As an on-going companion and guide to the series of translations, Schmidt will be recording a special series of CDs, one per volume as the books are released.  Each CD will be over two hours long and chock-full of interesting additional commentary.  The price for “TALKING TOUR” CDs will be only $5 each for subscribers to “TARES.”

Note about The Astrological Record of the Early Sages (“Tares”) and The Talking Tour of “TARES”: 

The successive volumes of “TARES” are each designed to play an integral part in the 30-volume set. They are not designed for sale as separate items, but upon request, we will sell individual volumes. "Definitions and Foundations" is being offered to the general public at the subcriber's price as an introduction to the series. The “TALKING TOUR” CDs are for subscribers only. 

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