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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, 10015 (olim Toledo 98-17)

s. XIII (probably before 1264/1265, dates mentioned in added notes f. 25vb). Prov.: cathedral of Toledo.

Paper, 25 f., a single hand (except f. 25vb).

Astrology: Ptolemaica, except for two chapters: ‘De elevatione planete super alterum. Elevatio planete super alterum dicitur…’ (15rb, repeated 19ra) and ‘De revertione absentis et eius esse. Volens scire de redditu alicuius absentis…’ (15va); added notes by another hand (25vb).

Lit. J. M. Millàs Vallicrosa, Las traducciones orientales en los manoscritos de la Biblioteca Catedral de Toledo, Madrid, 1942, 152-154; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 250-252; Inventario general de manuscritos de la Biblioteca Nacional, XIV, Madrid, 2000, 293.

1ra‑15rb

‘… (?) vel Quadripartitum Ptholomei in… (?) tractatu sunt 24 capitula, primum in collectione… iudiciorum astrorum. … (?) prognosticabilis scientie stellarum profectio magn<as et pre>cipuas duas esse — hoc in loco huic libro, Deo volente, finem inponere non incongruum existimamus. Explicit liber quartus Ptholomei in radicandi discretione per stellas de futuris et in hoc modo constitutionis contingentibus.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (A.2.1). I, 1ra-4va; II, 4vb-7vb; III, 7vb-12rb; IV, 12rb-15rb. The upper left corner of f. 1 is torn, making the title and first words of the text illegible. No glosses.

15rb

‘Scientia proiectionis radiorum stellarum. Cum proiectionem radiorum stellarum scire volueris, scias gradus ascendentis — et quod collectum fuerit erit locus radiationis equate, id est radiorum erit proiectio.’

16ra‑18vb

‘… occidentalium exuunt tarde, scilicet in senectute, marito — hoc in loco huic libro, Deo volente, finem inponere non incongruum existimamus. Explicit liber quartus Ptholomei in radicandi discretione per stellas de futuris et in hoc modo constitutionis contingentibus.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (A.2.1), IV.4-9. This section seems to be mere repetition of the above (f. 1r-15r). A few marginal notes by the scribe.

18vb‑19ra

‘Scientia proiectionis radiorum stellarum. Cum proiectionem radiorum stellarum scire volueris, scias gradus ascendentis — et quod collectum fuerit erit locus radiationis equate, id est radiorum erit proiectio.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Liber proiectionis radiorum stellarum (B.18). This section seems to be mere repetition of the above (f. 15rb). No glosses. F. 19rb is blank.

19va

‘De infusione spermatis et nativitatis. Dixerunt Ptolomeus et Hermes quod locus Lune in hora et hoc expertus fuit multociens.’

19va‑19vb

‘Ptolomeus dixit quod stelle cum caudis sunt 9 — in regibus et divitibus apparebit.’

20ra‑25va

‘Incipit liber centum verba (!) Ptolomei.V<erbum pri>um. Dixit Ptholomeus: Iam scripsi tibi, Iesure, libros de hoc quod operantur stelle in hoc seculo… Scientia stellarum ex te et illis est… Glosa siveexpositio. Quod dixit Ptolomeus, ex te et illis est, significat quod qui res futuras prenoscere desiderat — et ego Deum precor ut te diligat. Perfectum est huius libri translatio 17 die mensis Martii, 12 die mensis Gumedi secundi anno Arabum 530. Expliciunt centum verba Ptholomei.’