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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 1408

s. XIV.

Or.:

Germany.

Prov.:

Heidelberg, Bibliotheca Palatina, by 1581; Vatican library in 1623.

Parchment, 83 f., a single hand.

Astrology and astronomy: Albumasar, Flores (1r-13v); Gergis, De significatione septem planetarum in domibus (13v-16v); ‘In prima facie Arietis descendit forma hominis nigri…’ (16v-17r); Ptolemaica (17v-34v); ‘In nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti omnipotentis Dei, intendimus in hoc opusculo declarare quo anno, quo mense anni, quo die mensis, qua hora diei vel noctis, eclipsis Solis vel Lune aliqua sit futura… Explicit opusculi de eclipsi Solis et Lune’ (34v-39r); Ptolemaica (39r-40r); ‘Capitulum mortis et occisionis in questione universali et nativitate. Accipe causam mortis ab ascendente…’ (40r-42v); Alcabitius, Introductorius (43r-67v); Haly Embrani, De electionibus horarum (68r-83r). Blank: 83v.

Lit.

Inventarium manuscriptorum Latinorum Bibliothecae Palatinae (handwritten catalogue), 499; L. Schuba, Die Quadriviums-Handschriften der Codices Palatini Latini in der Vatikanischen Bibliothek, Wiesbaden, 1992, 185-186.

17v‑34v

‘Signorum alia sunt masculini generis, alia feminini. Femini ut Taurus, Cancer — (34r) in figure mensium menses, annorum annos. Si autem de mutatione temporum particulariter nosse verum descideras, regule que iam dicentur non labantur ab animo tuo. Prima die mensis Septembris, Icarus, custos plaustri, apparet — id est Canis, ante unam diem. Explicit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Iudicia (B.12)

, with Pseudo-Ptolemy’s De temporum mutatione (B.9) as the closing chapter on f. 34r-34v. No glosses. Titles in red in the margins by the scribe.

34r‑34v

‘Si autem de mutatione temporum particulariter nosse verum descideras, regule que iam dicentur non labantur ab animo tuo. Prima die mensis Septembris, Icarus, custos plaustri, apparet — apparet et Cystos, id est Effie, desunt, et est finis Cionis, id est Canis, ante unam diem. Explicit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De temporum mutatione (B.9)

, as part of the previous text. No glosses.

39r‑40r

‘Alchnochei habentes comas, sunt de secundariis stellarum et non sunt de aliis quod sunt (?) quia corpora supercelestia sunt inpressiones… Alnochei significant siccos vapores — (39v) proditor ex alia civitate illius climatis. Quandoque apparet coma — in regibus et divitibus apparebit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (B.1.2)

, v. 99-100, followed by Pseudo-Ptolemy’s De cometis (B.4) on f. 39v-40r. No glosses.