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Ptolemaeus

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Work A.1.7

Ptolemy
Almagesti (tr. Henry Savile)

Text ‘(Oxford, BL, Savile 26) Ptolemaeus. Praeclare mihi videntur, Syre, seniores (corr. ex doctiores) philosophi contemplantem philosophiae partem ab activa separasse… Theon. Assiduis auditorum adhortationibus compulsus, fili Epiphanie, ut aliquid de iis quae difficiliora in mathematica Ptolemaei…’.

Origin Translated from Greek by Henry Savile in 1568. The translation, extant over three MSS (Oxford, BL, Savile 26, 27 and 28), is partial, covering Books I-III, V, VII.1-7 and VIII.2, and is interspersed with the commentary of Theon of Alexandria (including Nicolaus Cabalisas in Book III and Pappus in Book V). The text contains annotations and corrections by Savile.

Bibl. R. Goulding, Studies of the Mathematical and Astronomical Papers of Sir Henry Savile, PhD dissertation, Warburg Institute, 1999, 28-31 and 134-138.

MSS

Oxford, BL, Savile 26, s. XVI, f. 3r-78v

Oxford, BL, Savile 27, s. XVI, f. 2r-88r

Oxford, BL, Savile 28, s. XVI, f. 1r-28r