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…’.

## Content

Partial translation covering Books I-III, V, VII.1-7 and VIII.2, and interspersed with the commentary of Theon of Alexandria and Savile’s own annotations and corrections.

## Origin

Translated from Greek by Henry Savile in 1568. The translation is extant over three autograph MSS (Oxford, BL, Savile 26, 27 and 28).

## Bibl.

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

## Ed.

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