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Ptolemaeus

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Perugia, Petrus Thomasius, 1646

Title page: ‘Claudii Ptolemaei de praedictionibus astronomicis, cui titulum fecerunt Quadripartitum, libri quatuor. Eiusdem Fructus librorum suorum sive Centum dicta. Posterior editio. Perusiae, ex typographia Haeredum Petri Thomasii, MDCXLVI. Superiorum permissu.’

Ptolemy’s works: dedicatory letter from Petrus Thomasius’s heirs to ‘Tancredi Borbonio ex marchionibus Sorbelli’ (a3r-[a4]v); chapter index ([a5]r-[a6]v); Ptolemaica (1-344 and 345-370); Errata ([371]).

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Exemplar Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, A.gr.b. 3083

1‑344

‘Claudii Ptolemaei mathematici operis de iudiciis astrologicis libri quatuor. Liber primus. Praefatio. 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.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Philipp Melanchthon) (A.2.11). Book I, 1-82; II, 83-156; III, 157-275; IV, 276-344.

345‑370

‘Claudii 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.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Giovanni Pontano) (B.1.9), without the commentary.