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Work C.4.7

Anonymous
Commentary on Almagesti minor

Text ‘(Florence, BR, 885) [text] Almagesti (title in upper margin). Omnium recte phantium (!) verisimilibus coniecturis etc. (followed by about 15 lines left blank). Data circuli diametro latera decagoni, pentagoni, exagoni… [proof] Sit circulus abg cuius diametri adg centri d — sit medians celum notum et t oriens quod erit notum per 18am huius secundi. a sit…’

Content A commentary on the first two books of the Almagesti minor (C.1.3) with original proofs. As it stands in Florence, BR, 885, the work is incomplete, ending abruptly in the middle of a sentence at the bottom of f. 123v.

Origin The commentary is anonymous. The only known MS was copied about 1300 in northern Italy, perhaps in Padua.

Bibl. R. Lorch, ‘Some Remarks on the Almagestum parvum’, in Amphora. Festschrift für Hans Wussing zu seinem 65. Geburtstag, eds S. S. Demidov, M. Folkerts et al.,Basel-Boston-Berlin, 1992, 407-438: 419.

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MSS

Florence, BR, 885, s. XIII-XIV, f. 109r-123vImages