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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6748

s. XV1 (1423 for f. 98v-102r, cf. f. 102r: ‘Explicit Flores Hermetis anno domini 1423’).

Prov.:

cathedral of Freising.

Paper, 120 f., one main hand.

Astronomy and astrology: Cristannus de Prachaticz, Usus astrolabii (1r-12r); Ptolemaica (13r-34r); Arnold of Villanova (?), De iudiciis particularibus pertinentibus ad medicinam (34r-35v); astronomical notes (35v-36r); Haly Embrani, De electionibus horarum (37r-57r); Zael, Liber iudiciorum (61r-98r: Introductorium, Quinquaginta precepta and De interrogationibus); Hermes, Centiloquium (98v-102r); astrology ‘Nil capiti facies Aries cum Luna refulget…’ (102v-103r); Sacrobosco, De sphera (103v-117v); medical notes (120v). Blank: 12v, 36v, 57v-60v, 118r-120r.

Lit.

C. Halm, G. Thomas, G. Meyer, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Regiae Monacensis, I.3: Clm 5251-8100, München, 1873, 123; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb at-Tamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Ja’far Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], New York, 1999 [unpublished], I, 351-352; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, I: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bayerische Staatsbibliothek de Munich, Paris, 2011, 111.

13r‑34r

‘Mundanorum ad hoc et ad illud mutacio corporum celestium… Scientia stellarum ex te et illis est. Astrologus non debet dicere rem specialiter sed universaliter… Quod dixit Pthol<ome>us, ex te et illis, significat quod qui res futuras prenoscere desiderat — (33r) et quanto melius quivimus exposuimus. Ptolomeus in hoc loco tricas et tricarum nomina posuit… (33v) Stelle cum caudis sunt novem — regibus et divitibus apparebit. Explicit Centiloquium Ptholomei.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (version ‘Mundanorum’) (B.1.4), with proposition of v. 1 also given in Plato of Tivoli’s translation (B.1.2). The text ends with Pseudo-Ptolemy’s De cometis (B.4) on f. 33v-34r. Two glosses by a later hand f. 24v.