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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Work A.2.13

Ptolemy
Quadripartitum (tr. Pancratius Florentinus)

Text ‘(Florence, BML, Redi 12) Claudii Ptolomaei Pelusiotae quadripartiti operis de iudiciis astrorum ad Syrum fratrem liber primus, Pancratio Florentino, monaco Vallis Umbrosano, interprete. [book i] Proemium. Cum duo sint maxima et potissima, o Syre, quae per astronomiam finem cui praesagiendi vis insita est praeparant… (2r) Cap. 1. Quod compraehendi potere astronomica scientia et quousque tendat. Omnibus profecto vim quamdam ab aethera et sempiterna natura — (30r) impotentes omnino sunt. [book ii] Claudii Ptolemaei Pelusiotae de stellarum effectibus liber secundus. Cap. 1. Tam pridem veluti in tabula quae in particularium praedictionum — (53r) aquosum, duplicis figurae, servile alatum. (53v) [book iii] Claudii Ptolemaei Pelusiotae de stellarum effectibus liber tertius. Cap. 1. De conceptu et fœtus cicetione. Cum perspecta sit nobis in superioribus circa universales eventus — (85v) et explorationem. [book iv] Claudii Ptolemaei de stellarum effectibus liber quartus. Igitur que quidem ante nativitatem et que in ipsa nativitate consideranda sunt… Cap. 1. De fortuna divitiarum. Quales igitur futurae sint divitiae assumendum est — et causae mathematicae et causae quae oriuntur ex mixtione. Finis.’

Origin Translated from the Greek by Pancratius Florentinus, monk of Vallombrosa (near Florence), active in the first decade of the 17th c.

MSS

Florence, BML, Redi 12, s. XVII, f. 1r-103vImages

Vatican, BAV, Cappon. 255, s. XVII, pp. 1-222