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Work C.2.20

Conrad Dasypodius
Scholia in quatuor libros Ptolemaei Apotelesmaticos

Text ‘(ed. Basel 1578) (719-721) [preface] Nobilitate, doctrina atque prudentia excellentissimo, ornatissimoque equiti Holsato, Henrico Ranzovio, regis Daniae etc., in ducatibus Holsatiae, Slesuvitz et Dietmarsch vicario atque consiliario, domino in Bredenberg, Rantzovisholm, Vandesburg etc., domino et mecoenati suo observandissimo s. d. Homines non sentiunt nec intelligunt quantum detrimenti rebus humanis adferat rerum naturalium ignorantia — studia et labores tuae humanitati atque benivolentiae commendo. Cal. Febr<uarii>, anno 1578, Argentinae. T. cliens. Cunradus Dasypodius, professor mathematicus academiae Argentoratensis. (722) <Two horoscopes for Heinrich Rantzau and his wife.> (723-725) [title] Scholia in quatuor libros Ptolemaei Apotelesmaticos Cunradi Dasypodii mathematici ordinarii academiae Argentoratensis. [introduction] Prooemium. In his meis scholiis, haec potissimum persequar primo vocabula Ptolemaei Graeca difficiliora si opus sit explicabo, deinde sententiam Ptolemaei, tertio capita singular in suas distribuam partes — et res quae his tranctantur quatuor libris et rerum ordinem atque dispositionem. (725-739) [book i] Liber primus. Caput primum. De astronomiae et astrologiae differentia. (Greek lemma) Ostendit his verbis finem astrologiae esse — plurimum inde utilitatis percipient. Finis libri primi. (740-745) [book ii] Claudii Ptolemaei Apoteslesmatum liber secundus. Caput primum. De partibus prognosticae scientiae per astra et illarum divisione. (Greek lemma) Quia singula ita explicavit, ut distincta essent — quam Deo iuvante brevi uberioribus commentariis illustrabo. (745-754) [book iii] Claudii Ptolemaei Apoteslesmatum liber tertius. Caput primum. De semine et natali tempore. In tertio libro atque quarto totam complectitur doctrinam genethlialogicam — et serie ac continuatione rerum ex natura depromptarum. Finis libri tertii. (755-758) [book iii] Claudii Ptolemaei Apoteslesmatum liber quartus. Caput primum. De bonis fortunae ac possessionibus. In prooemio huius capitis repetit paucis quae tractavit et quae tractanda restent — et in integrum restitutis praedictionibus astrologicis. Finis.’

Content Commentary on the Greek text.

Origin Composed in Strasbourg in 1578 (31 January according to the preface) and addressed to Heinrich Rantzau.

Bibl. G. Oestmann, Heinrich Rantzau und die Astrologie: Ein Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte des 16. Jahrhunderts, Braunschweig, 2004, 104-107 and 227-230.

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