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  • The Yavanajātaka of Sphujidhvaja is an ancient text in Indian astrology. It is a later versification of an earlier translation into Sanskrit of a Greek text, thought to have been written around 120 BCE in Alexandria, on horoscopy. The original translation, made in 149–150 CE by "Yavanesvara" under the rule of the Western Kshatrapa king Rudrakarman I, is lost. Only a substantial portion of the versification 120 years later by Sphujidhvaja under Rudrasena II has survived. Yavanajataka is the earliest known Sanskrit work referencing western horoscopy. It was followed by other works of Western origin which greatly influenced Indian astrology: the Paulisa Siddhanta, and the Romaka Siddhanta. However the earliest known sanskrit work on horoscopy is Vedanga Jyotisha It was translated by David Pingree into English, which was published as volume 48 of the Harvard Oriental Series in 1978.

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