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Ptolemaeus

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Work C.1.22.7

Theon of Alexandria
Commentary on the Almagest (tr. anonymous, 16th c.)

Text ‘(Florence, BML, Acquisti e Doni 694) Theonis Alexandrini commentarius in primum constructionis mathematicae Ptolemaei ad Epiphanium filium. Prohoemium. Frequentius admonitus ab auditoribus Epiphani fili ut corum explanationem… (114r) Theonis Alexandrini commentarius in secundum constructionis mathematicae Ptolemaei. De universali positura habitabilis. Caput I. Cum pertractasset Ptolemaeus in primo constructionis…’

Content A defective and chaotic version, comprising Books I-V in disorder and with missing sections. Book III is given in Nicolaus Cabasila’s version and Book V in Pappus’s version.

Origin Unknown. The translation is anonymous and extant in a single MS dating from the 16th c.

Bibl. P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, V, London-Leiden, 1989, 567.

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MSS

Florence, BML, Acquisti e Doni 694, s. XVI, f. 1r-341vImages