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Work C.2.28

Proclus (?)
Paraphrasis in quatuor Ptolemaei libros De siderum effectionibus

Text ‘(ed. Lyon 1635) Procli Diachoni Paraphrasis in Ptolemaei libros IV De siderum effectionibus. Liber primus. Cap. I. Prooemium. Cum duo sint, Syre, quae ad fiturorum praesagitionem, eam scilicet quam syderum scientia consequi possumus, animum praeparant — accommodari poterit, si apte cum mathematici causa, ipsius etiam temperamenti causa coniungatur.’

Content A ‘très fidèle’ summary of the Tetrabiblos according to A. Bouché-Leclercq, L’astrologie grecque, Paris, 1899, xii.

Origin Translated from Greek by Leone Allacci (Leo Allatius, c. 1586-1669). The Greek text had already been published by Philipp Melanchthon in Basel in 1554. The attribution of this text to Proclus (412-485) is ‘very doubtful’ according to Heilen (84 n. 138), but the issue is as yet not settled.

Bibl. S. Heilen, ‘Ptolemy’s Doctrine of the Terms and Its Reception’, in Ptolemy in Perspective. Use and Criticism of His Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century’, ed. A. Jones, Dordrecht-Heidelberg-London-New York, 2010, 45-93: 62-63.


Leiden, ex officina Elzeviriania, 1635, sig. 1-294

Leiden, Franciscus Moyardus, 1654, sig. 1-294