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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Rome, Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana, 43 F 2 (Cors. 1287)

s. XVex (1490, cf. colophon f. 189v).

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Italy.

Prov.:

‘Eugenia Ioannis Pontani filia ex mera eius liberalitate hunc librum biblyothecae … [one or two words erased]. In clarissimi patris memoria dicandum curavit’ (f. 1r, lower margin).

Parchment, 192 f., a very neat hand, painted initials.

Lit.

P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, II, London-Leiden, 1977, 107 and 562; Catalogo di manoscritti filosofici nelle biblioteche italiane, VI: G. M. Cao, M. Cortesi, M. Curandai, E. Di Mattia, G. Italiani, F. W. Lupi, P. Rossi, A.M. Velli, S. Zamponi, Atri, Bergamo, Cosenza, Milano, Perugia, Pistoia, Roma, Siena, Firenze, 1992, 241-242.

2r‑190v

‘Ioannis Ioviani Pontani liber primus commentationum in centum sententiis Ptolomei ad illustrem principem Federicum ducem Urbini feliciter incipit. [preface] Tametsi publicarum rerum administratio, bellique gerendi cura deterrere me iure possunt, Federice dux fortissime… (3r) [text] Textus Ptolemei. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronuntiet… (3v) [comm.] Commentatio Pontani. Nec medici, nec moralis philosophi sola est cognitio, sed quaedam etiam operatio — (182r) [text] … sin non moventur provincialis hostis erit. (188v) [comm.] … tum stellarum radii vel trahentes eas, vel impellentes pro qualitate aspectus et virium efficacia. Libri secundi commentationum finis. MCCCCLXXXX. (189v) Ac nihilhominus quid alii sentiant atque in primis hospes ac familiaris meus Paulus — media ultimis undique consentiant.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Giovanni Pontano) (B.1.9)

, with the last part of the comm. on v. 65 added at the end, 189v-190v (as noted by the scribe f. 128r: ‘Require signum hoc in fine libri et subdes’). No glosses.