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Work B.1.10

Centiloquium (tr. Pancratius Florentinus)

Text ‘(Florence, BML, Redi 12) Claudii Ptolemei liber qui dicitur fructus. [preface] Cum exposuerimus, o Syre, effectrices astrorum vires que in hoc composito efficiunt mundo praecognitione… [1] 1. Abste a a scientia. Fieri enim nequit, ut qui sciens est, particulares reum formas pronuntiet, sicut neque (possibile est) ut sensus particularem rei sensi<bi>lis formam, sed generalem recipiat… [2] 2. Quando qui cupit tenetur desiderio rei melioris (104r) non erit inter illud et rei formas discrimen aliquod. [3] 3. Qui alicui rei idoneus est — [100] 100. Cuiuslibet civitatis Martem meridianum habentis reges gladio de medio ut plurimum tollentur. Finis.’

Origin Translated from the Greek probably by Pancratius Florentinus. The translator’s name is not given, but in both known MSS, this text immediately follows the translation of the Tetrabiblos by him (see A.2.13). Pancratius made use of Pontano’s translation, as is obvious in the first verbum and in other places, but this translation seems to be mainly original.


Florence, BML, Redi 12, s. XVII, f. 103v-111rImages

Vatican, BAV, Cappon. 255, s. XVII, pp. 223-237