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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Basel, Johannes Oporinus, 1553

Title page:

‘Claudii Ptolemaei de praedictionibus astronomicis, cui titulum fecerunt Quadripartitum, graece et latine, libri IIII, Philippo Melanthone interprete. Eiusdem Fructus librorum suorum sive Centum dicta ex conversione Ioviani Pontani. Cum gratia et privilegio ad quinquennium. Basileae, per Ioannem Oporinum.’

Last page:

‘Basileae, ex officina Ioannis Oporini, anno salutis humanae M.D.LIII, mense Augusto.’

Ptolemy’s works, Latin (Part I) and Greek (Part II): Philipp Melanchthon, dedicatory letter to Erasmus Ebner (I/[3]-9); Ptolemaica (I/10-251 and I/252-269); Joachim Camerarius, dedicatory letter to Margrave Albert of Brandenburg (II/α2r-α5v); Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, Greek (II/2-212); Peudo-Ptolemy, Karpos, Greek (II/213-229).

Lit.

VD16 P 5249; VD16 M 6534; 450 Jahre Copernicus „De revolutionibus“. Astronomische und mathematische Bücher aus Schweinfurter Bibliotheken. Ausstellung des Stadtarchivs Schweinfurt in Zusammenarbeit mit der Bibliotheken Otto Schäfer (21. November 1993 – 19. Juni 1994), ed. U. Müller, Schweinfurt, 1998, 295-297, no. 123.

Exemplar

Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Res/A.gr.b. 3075

I/10‑251

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‘Claudii Ptolemaei mathematici operis de iudiciis astrologicis libri quatuor Philippo Melanthone interprete. Liber primus. Duo sunt, Syre, per quae praedictiones astrologicae extruuntur, praecipua et maxima. Unum, quod primum ordine est, et potestate, quo deprehendimus quolibet tempore motus Solis et Lunae et aliorum siderum — Haec de consideratione temporum hoc loco dixisse sufficiat. Genera eventuum in quibusque temporibus non attexam, eo quod, ut initio proposuimus, universali stellarum efficacia cognita, particularia consequenter accommodari possunt, si apte cum mathematici causa, iuncta fuerit etiam causa mixtionis. Finis.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Philipp Melanchthon) (A.2.11)

. Book I, 10-68; II, 68-120; III, 120-204; IV, 204-251.

I/252‑269

‘Cl<audii> Ptolemaei Centiloquium sive Centum sententiae Io<vanni> Ioviano Pontano interprete. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronunciet — sin non moventur provincialis hostis erit. Finis.’