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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.2.34

Francesco Giuntini
In duos posteriores Ptolemaei Quadripartiti libros absolutissimi commentarii

Text

‘(ed. Lyon 1583) Francisci Iunctini Florentini theologi et mathematici peritissimi in duos posteriores Ptolemaei Quadripartiti libros absolutiss<imi> comment<arii>. (109-110) [introduction] Prolegomena. Apud veteres scholiastes in more est positum, ut, antequam ad auctoris enarrationem descendant — restat vi ad rem ipsam accedamus. (110-612) [book iii] [text] Textus. <Greek text.> Prooemium. Postquam accidentia generalia in his, quae ex nostra observatione praemissa sunt… [comm.] Commentarius. Antequam ad Ptolemaei verba accedamus, primum quae sit auctoris intentio — secundum decretal ipsius auctoris. Finis tertii libri. (613-830) [book iv] Claudii Ptolemaei mathematici de iudiciis liber quartus cum exposition Iunctini Florentini theologi. Prooemium authoris. [text] <Greek text.> Rerum igitur, in quibus ea quae ante partum sunt… (614) [comm.] Commentarius. Iste est quartus liber Apotelesmatum Ptolemaei in quo libro cum declaravit omnes siderum positiones — et subtiliter examinata fuerunt omnia ad mentem Peripateticorum. Iam ergo explicuimus dicta Ptolemaei, docuimusque quae ad dignoscenda futura quantum homini licuit pertinent. Reliquum est, ut Deo gratias omnium bonorum authori agamus.’

Content

A massive commentary on Quadripartitum III-IV on the basis of both the Greek text and Plato of Tivoli’s Latin translation (A.2.1), which are both given in full. The commentary is preceded by Books I-II in both Greek and Camerarius’s Latin translations (A.2.9) (ed. Lyon 1583, vol. I, sig. 50-108).

Origin

This commentary was published in the first volume of the second edition of Giuntini’s Speculum astrologiae (1581, 1583). The first edition, published in 1573, does not contain Ptolemy’s text. Giuntini studied the Quadripartitum with Giuliano Ristori in Pisa in 1548.

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