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Work C.3.18

Albertus de Brudzewo (?)
Circulum pro exitu geniture ab utero iuxta verbum Ptolomei 51 rectificare

Text

‘(Munich, BSB, Clm 51) ‘Circulum pro exitu geniture ab utero iuxta verbum Ptolomei quinquagesimum primum rectificare. Sit tempus datum geniture cuiuspiam in anno, die, horaque, pro quo quidem tempore figura celi sit inventa (70rb) singulas fractiones extrahes uti placebit’ (followed by tables, f. 70rb-71r).

Content

A commentary on Centiloquium v. 51.

Origin

This text is anonymous in most MSS, but in two of them it is a chapter of a larger treatise on nativities attributed to Albertus de Brudzewo (Basel, UB, O.III.31, f. 5r: ‘Liber continens canonem magistri Alberti de Pruzaff super nativitates et iudicia’; †St Petersburg, Biblioteka Gosudarstwiennaja Publicznaja im. M. J. Sałtykowa-Szczedrina, Lat. F.XVII.74: ‘De nativitate hominis liber, quem dominus Albertus Brosevo, magister Cracovensis operose collegit’). The extant MSS suggest that it was composed at the University of Cracow in the 1480s, which makes Albertus de Brudzewo a plausible author. Rosińska (with a question mark) and Markowski ascribe the text to him.

Bibl.

G. Rosińska, Scientific Writings and Astronomical Tables in Cracow. A Census of Manuscripts Sources (xivth-xvith Centuries), Wrocław-Warszawa, 1984, 347; M. Markowski, Astronomica et astrologica Cracoviensia ante annum 1550, Firenze, 1990, 9-10; J.-P. Boudet, ‘Astrology Between Rational Science and Divine Inspiration. The Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Centiloquium’, in Dialogues among Books in Medieval Western Magic and Divination, eds S. Rapisarda, E. Niblaeus, Firenze, 2014, 47-73: 55.

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