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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.4.6

Anonymous
Commentary on Pseudo-Ptolemy's Iudicia

Text

‘(London, BL, Cotton Appendix VI ) Incipit commentum super premissa, scilicet predictum librum. [preface] Artem artium, scilicet astronomiam, agredientibus dicendum est primo quid sit ipsa diffinitione, quid sit eius genus, que eius materia… (23vb) [text] Expositio ad litteram superioris tractatus. Ptolomeus, summus philosophus et excellentissimus Egyptiorum rex, necnon fide unitatis minutus (?), filium unius instruens Aristonem, cuius causa hoc opus incepit, ad litteram huius artis accedens, hanc divisionem facit. Signorum alia sunt masculina et alia feminina etc. Hec vero divisio potest vocari naturalis et artificialis — tam bonas quam malas querat. Hic terminatur astronomia Aristotelis cum expositione eius.’

Content

A commentary on Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Iudicia (B.12).

Origin

This anonymous commentary was composed c. 1138. In MS London, BL, Cott. App. VI, the text immediately follows Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Iudicia (f. 8rb-20va), here attributed to Aristotle (‘Liber iste est Aristotelis in scientia ipsius astronomie’, f. 8rb), which explains the attribution in the explicit of the commentary. The date 1138 is given as example for an astronomical calculation (f. 21va). 

Bibl.

C. Burnett, ‘A New Source for Dominicus Gundissalinus’s Account of the Science of the Stars?’, Annals of Science 47 (1990), 361-374; D. Juste, ‘Les textes astrologiques latins attribués à Aristote’, Micrologus 21 (2013), 145-164: 152 n. 19.

Ed.

The preface is edited in Burnett.

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