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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Pommersfelden, Gräflich Schönbornsche Bibliothek, 129 (2689)

s. XIV2.

Parchment, 96 f., MS made of three parts, I: f. 1-14, a single neat hand, reserved initials; II: f. 15-64; III: f. 65-96.

Astronomy, astrology and natural philosophy: Ptolemaica (1ra-2va and 2va-8ra); Franco de Polonia, Tractatus de turketo (8ra-9ra); ‘Investigantibus chilindri dispositionem qui dicitur horologium viatorum…’ (9ra-9vb); Peter Peregrinus of Maricourt, De magnete (9vb-11va); Arnold of Villanova, Introductorium ad iudicia astrologie quantum pertinet ad medicinam (11vb-14vb); Aristotle, Metaphysica, tr. William of Moerbeke (15ra-58rb); Liber de causis (58rb-63vb); Theodoricus de Freiberg, De iride et de radialibus impressionibus (65ra-88va); Augustinus Triumphus of Ancona, Tractatus de cognitione anime et potentiarum eius (88va-96vb).

Lit.

Aristoteles Latinus. Codices: L. Minio-Paluello, Supplementa altera, Bruges-Paris, 1961, 117 (no. 2113); P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, III, London-Leiden, 1983, 687; L. Sturlese, Dokumente und Forschungen zu Leben und Werk Dietrichs von Freiberg, Hamburg, 1984, 109-113; Graf von Schoenborn Schlossbibliothek Pommersfelden: Katalog der Handschriften, I (unpublished catalogue dated 1995, available at the Staatsbibliothek in Bamberg); R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 270.

1ra‑8ra

‘<S>ientia Scientia astrorum est excellentis et utilis. Et non oportet peritum illorum iudicare secundum formam effectuum particularium — (2va) et si non ambulaverit rebellis est de eodem climate. Explicit. Amen. <M>undanorum ad hoc et ad aliud mutatio est corporum celestium… Astrologus non debet dicere rem specialiter sed universaliter… Quod dixit, ex te et illis, significat quod res futuras prenoscere desiderat — quanto melius quivimus exposuimus. Explicit Centilogium Ptolomei cum commento super eumdem.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (version ‘Mundanorum’) (B.1.4), Propositions, 1ra-2va, and commentary, 2va-8ra. The commentary includes proposition of v. 1 in Plato of Tivoli’s translation (B.1.2). No glosses.