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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Work B.1.8

Pseudo-Ptolemy
Centiloquium (tr. after 1460)

Text

‘(Paris, BnF, gr. 2180) [preface] Exponentes, o Sire, operationes stellarum in composito operantes mundo, multum utiles existentes cognitione… [1] A te et a sciencia: non enim est possibile scientem particulares formas rerum enuntiare, quemadmodum neque sensus accipit particularem formam sensibilis, sed generalem — [51] et ubi in seminacione accidet, illud in partu fac ascendens, vel huius diametrum.’

Content

Preface and v. 1-51.

Origin

An interlinear translation found in MS Paris, BnF, gr. 2180, a MS almost entirely copied by Giorgio Midiate, a scribe active between 1460 and 1481.

Bibl.

M. Rinaldi, Le Commentationes in Ptolemaeum di G. G. Pontano: tradizione, fonti e fortuna del Centiloquio pseudo-tolemaico dalla Classicità all'Umanesimo, PhD dissertation, Università degli Studi di Napoli, 2001, 261-268.

Ed.

Rinaldi.

MSS