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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.2.18

Epitome of the Quadripartitum II


‘(Vatican, BAV, Pal. lat. 1366) Inquit Ptho<lome>us Phelusiensis primo Quadripartiti: Astronomia est scientia qua duorum luminarium et quinque planetarum figure sciuntur in comparatione unius ad alterum… (1v) Primus Quadripartiti liber. Quare astrologia presupponit astronomiam. Astrologia vero est scientia considerans mutaciones et tempora que contingunt et perficiuntur per configuraciones cursuum stellarum… (24r) Tractatus secundus incipit et tractat de universalibus… (30r) Liber tertius Quadripartiti de nativitatibus — mortem.’


An epitome of the Quadripartitum focusing on nativities more than on mundane astrology. The text ends abruptly in III.10 in the only known MS.


Unknown. The only extant MS was copied in Germany in the first half of the 16th c.