Theophilus of Edessa, Theophilus bar Tuma, Thawfīl al-Rūmī
Theophilus of Edessa Date of Birth: 695 or shortly before Place of Birth: Unknown, probably Edessa Date of Death: 15 July 785 Place of Death: Unknown, probably Baghdad
Theophilus accompanied the ʿAbbasid Caliph al-Mahdī as astrologer on some of his military campaigns before the year 768, probably the campaigns to Khurāsān and Ṭabaristān (758-59). Thereafter, he became al-Mahdī’s chief astrologer i…
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G.B. Teule, Herman,
“Theophilus of Edessa, Theophilus bar Tuma, Thawfīl al-Rūmī”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23524>