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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Erfurt, Universitäts- und Forschungsbibliothek, Amplon. Q. 374

s. XIV2 (mentions of the years 1375 on f. 101r; 1363, 1365, 1366 and 1391 on f. 104r; and 1368, 1369, 1387 and 1388 on f. 104v).

Paper, 172 f., two alternating hands (I, f. 1-98 and 135-160; II, f. 99-134 and 161-172).

Geomancy, astrology, computus and astronomy: ‘Geomancia est ars punctorum loco stellarum celi et planetarum. Quicumque vult bene addiscere artem geomancie quam…’ (1r-60r); drawing of a zodiac man (60v); Albumasar, Flores (61r-71r); ‘Hiis itaque perfectis… Saturni autem natura maligna est, frigidus et siccus…’ (71r-71v); Raymond of Marseilles, Liber iudiciorum (71v-85v); Hermann of Carinthia, Liber imbrium, excerpt ‘Antiquorum porro astrologorum peritissimi dicunt quod…’ (86r-86v); ‘Notabile de Luna. Considerandum est prime in quo signo Luna perficiat cursum suum…’ (86v-87r); Alkindi (?), Saturnus in Ariete sub radiis… (87r-88r); Alkindi, De mutatione temporum (88v-96v); Jafar, Liber imbrium (96v-98r); ‘Si volueris scire in quibus merces care fuerint, considera signum quod in ortu fuerit…’ (98r); table of lunar mansions (98v); Alexander of Villedieu, Massa compoti, excerpt ‘Incipit computus tabularum. Alphabeta duo que…’ (99r-100v); computus tables with canons (101r-104v); calendar (105r-110v); Albohali, De nativitatibus, tr. Johannes Toletanus (111r-133r); Ptolemaica (133r-134v); ‘Si latitudines 3 superiorum planetarum invenire volueris…’ (134v); Alcabitius, Introductorius (135r-159r); Ptolemaica (159r-159v); notes: essential dignities (159v); ‘Arietis pars est tertium clima, habet stellas…’ (160r-160v); ‘Nota de egritudinibus et eius causis. Considera primo dominum ascendentis…’ (161r-162v); Ptolemaica (162v-168v); ‘De ascensionibus cuiuslibet signi per umbram Arietis factam cum divisione. Cum ergo ascensiones cuiuslibet signi vel gradus volueris invenire in qualibet regione…’ (168v-169r); Albumasar, De magnis coniunctionibus, excerpt VIII.2.22-29: ‘De significatione Saturni et Marte in triplicitatibus. Quandocumque Saturnus fuerit in directo Arietis…’ (169r-171r); ‘De egritudinibus. Si in principio egritudinis in qua se ponit homo ad lectum…’ (171v-172v).

Lit.

W. Schum, Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Amplonianischen Handschriften-Sammlung zu Erfurt, Berlin, 1887, 625-627; F. S. Pedersen, The Toledan Tables. A Review of the Manuscripts and the Textual Versions with an Edition, København, 2002, I, 111-112.

133r‑134v

‘Sequitur liber Aristotelis. Signorum alia sunt masculina, alia feminina. Masculina ut Aries, Gemini — cum precipue c…t (?) ventos. Explicit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Iudicia (B.12), beginning and a couple of chapters only, attr. Aristotle. No glosses.

159r‑159v

‘Scientia proiectionis radiorum. Cum proiectionem radiorum stellarum scire volueris, scias gradum ascendentis — erit locus radiationis, id est radiorum proiectio, equate.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Liber proiectionis radiorum stellarum (B.17). No glosses.

162v‑168v

‘De iudiciis partium in domibus. Pars fortune et eius dominus corpus — aut eius domini hiis 12 mensibus imitatur. Explicit iuducium partium in domibus.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De iudiciis partium (B.6). No glosses.