Errata Sheet for Hellenistic Astrology by Chris Brennan

This page lists typos that have been found in the first edition of Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune by Chris Brennan after it was published on February 10, 2017.

I wanted to have a public page that lists all of them, in order to keep track of errors that I am currently aware of, and provide corrections for people who have the book.

All of these typos will be corrected in a second edition of the book that is in preparation now.

If you notice any errors that are not listed below please email Chris at:

Typos in the First Edition of Hellenistic Astrology:

Most of the typos that follow are listed in the order in which they appear in the book:

  • On p. xvii, some of the names listed in alphabetical order in a string towards the end of the second paragraph are not correctly alphabetized.
  • Page 16, third paragraph, under defining Hellenistic astrology: missing “the” in the sentence that reads “…that largely coincided with rise and fall of the Roman Empire.” Should be “…that largely coincided with the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.”
  • On p. 27, in the first block quote, the sentence that reads “the order of the Chaldeans has spent on the story of the bodies of the universe” should read “the order of the Chaldeans has spent on the study of the bodies of the universe”.
  • P. 29, top of the page: “that the names were meant evoke.” should be “that the names were meant to evoke.”
  • On p. 78, the date at the end of the third sentence should say CE, not BCE. It should say “…which would mean that he lived prior to the third century CE.”
  • P. 140: Robert Hand left Project Hindsight informally in late 1996, and then it was made official in 1997. The book incorrectly states that it was in 1998.
  • P. 285: Jupiter glyph missing from one subdivision in the diagram. The third bound/term of Aquarius.
  • P. 294: In the paragraph just before the new section on the five configurations begins at the bottom of the page, the sentence that reads “Thus, the aspect terminogy sometimes” should instead read “Thus, the aspect terminology sometimes…”
  • P. 423: Judy Blume’s chart is slightly cut off on the right side, as it runs into the margin or something.
  • P. 490. The degrees for Venus and Saturn are incorrect in the diagram for chart 64, for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In the actual chart Venus should be at 21 Gemini (not 24), and Saturn should be at 24 Sagittarius (not 21). The correct degrees are given in the explanatory text surrounding the diagram, and the statements there are still correct, but there is just a typo in the diagram.
  • P. 558, figure 18.2: the numbers given for some zodiacal releasing sub-periods are wrong. Thank you to Petr Radek for pointing out this issue and providing the following corrections:.
    • Leo – level 3: “1 MO. 17 DAYS 2 HRS” should be: “1 MO. 17 DAYS 12 HRS”
    • Cancer – level 3: “2 MO. 12 DAYS 2 HRS” should be “2 MO. 2 DAYS 12 HRS”
      • Cancer, level 4: “5 DAYS 4 HRS 48 MIN” should be “5 DAYS  5 HRS”
  • P. 616, bottom of the page, there is an extra line space above “twelfth part” that shouldn’t be there.
  • “Anonymous of 379” is incorrectly called “Anonymous of 353” in the table of contents on page vi, as well as in the index on p. 648. This was due to a script that was used to update index entries late in the layout process when an error was discovered, subtracting 26 from all numerals in the index and table of contents. All other references in the main body of the book correctly refer to the astrologer as Anonymous of 379.
  • The term “Helm” should be added to the index, if possible. Primary entry for “Helm” is on p. 418. Also mentioned briefly on pages 353, 344, 341, and 323. This list not comprehensive.

Article Information

  • Author: Chris Brennan
  • Originally published: December 13, 2017 |   Last updated: December 13, 2017
  • Article notes: Work in progress.
  • Cite this article: Chris Brennan, “Errata Sheet for Hellenistic Astrology by Chris Brennan,” The Hellenistic Astrology Website, December 13, 2017,