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Ptolemaeus

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Salamanca, Biblioteca Universitaria, 2051

s. XIV1 (added note on the comet of 1341 by a contemporary or somewhat later hand f. 72v: ‘Anno domini 1341 et die 20a mensis Febroari… aparuit cometa in ochsidente (!) in 22° gradu Aquarii…’. Or.: southern, probably Spain.

Parchment, 72 f., two main hands (f. 1r-64r and 64v-70v), with additions by a different hand f. 71r and 72v.

Astrology and astronomy: Alfraganus, De scientia astrorum, tr. Gerard of Cremona (1ra-13rb); circular diagram on planetary aspects (13v); Alcabitius, Introductorius (14ra-25vb); Ptolemaica (26ra, 26ra-26va and 26va-33vb); Capitula Almansoris (34ra-35rb); Gergis, De significatione septem planetarum in domibus (35va-36va); Bethen, De horis planetarum (36va-36vb); Ptolemaica (37ra-55vb); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (56ra-64ra, Introductorium, Quinquaginta precepta, De electionibus and Liber temporum); Messahallah, Liber receptionis (64va-70va); Haly Abenragel, De iudiciis astrorum, excerpt on comets, added (71r); note on the comet of 1341, added (72v). Blank: 71v-72r.

Lit. G. Beaujouan, Manuscrits scientifiques médiévaux de l’Université de Salamanque et de ses «Colegios Mayores», Bordeaux, 1962, 94-95; P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, IV, London-Leiden, 1989, 600; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 272; Catálogo de manuscritos de la Biblioteca Universitaria de Salamanca, II: Manuscritos 1680-2777, Salamanca, 2002, 391-393.

26ra

‘Dixerunt Ptolomeus et Hermes quod locus Lune — et hoc expertus fuit multotiens.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Dixerunt Ptolemeus et Hermes quod locus Lune in hora... (B.10). Glosses by the scribe and by one or two other hands.

26ra‑26va

‘De stellis caudatis. Ptholomeus dixit quod stelle cum caudis sunt 9 — in regibus et divitibus apparebit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De cometis (B.4). Gloss by a later hand on the comet of 1402.

26va‑33vb

‘Centum verba Ptholomei. Liber amphorismorum Ptholomei et est liber magni fructus. Dixit Phtolomeus (!): Iam scripsi tibi, Iesure, libros de hoc quod operantur stelle in hoc seculo… Primum verbum Ptholomei. Scientia stellarum ex te et illis est… Haly expositor. Quod dixit Phtolomeus, ex te et ex illis, significat quod qui res futuras prenoscere desiderat — et ego Deum deprecor ut te diligat. Perfecta est huius libri translatio 17a die mensis Martii, 13a die mensis Iumedi secundi anno Arabum 520. Laus tibi domine rex eterne glorie. Amen.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (B.1.2). Substantial glosses by the scribe, some of which introduced by ‘Sensus est…’ or ‘Sensus huius littere…’. Fewer glosses by at least one later hand.

37ra‑55vb

‘Incipit liber 4 tractatuum Ptholomei Alfilludhi in scientia iudiciorum astrorum, et in primo tractatu sunt 24 capitula. Capitulum primum in collectione intellectus scientie iudiciorum astrorum. Quadripartitus sive Alarba dicitur. <R>erum, Yesure, in quibus est pronosticabilis scientia stellarum profectio magnas et precipuas duas esse deprehendimus — hoc in loco huic libro finem imponere non incongruum existimamus. Explicit liber 4 tractatuum Ptholomei in iudicandi discretione per stellas de futuris et in hoc mundo constitutionis et destructionis contingentibus. Amen. Amen.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (A.2.1). I, 37ra-41vb; II, 41vb-46rb; III, 46rb-52rb; IV, 52rb-55vb. Substantial interlinear and marginal glosses by the scribe or a contemporay hand, some of which are introduced by ‘Sensus huius littere…’ or refer to ‘Haly’. Fewer glosses by one or two other hands.