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Work C.2.1

Commentary on the Quadripartitum

Text ‘(Memmingen, SB, 2° 2,34) Inter utiliores vias quas in editionibus viderimus sapientum de astrorum doctrinantium influxibus (?) processus quem gloriosus astronomorum prime signifer Ptholomeus Saludranus in libro quartuo (!) partium ordinavit… Due sunt scientie ad pronosticationes complementum requesite secundum quod duobus modis — Hic enim adiunximus multa de dictis Hermetis de quibus proficies si Deus voluerit. Explicit secundus Quadripartiti Pthol<olomei>.’

Content An anonymous commentary on Books I-II of Ptolemy’s Quadripartitum in the translation of Aegidius de Tebaldis.

Origin Probably written in Cracow in 1463 (cf. ‘ad annum equidem 1463 currentium… anni illius ad meridianum inclite civitatis Cracov<iensis>… anno currenti, scilicet 1463…’ (Florence, BML, Ashburnham 202, f. 38r; Memmingen, Stadtbibl., 2° 2,34, f. 147ra)). Bezza, 86, who was aware of the Florence MS only, speaks of an ‘anonymous Cracow commentator’.

Bibl. P. Lucentini, ‘Il Liber de accidentibus ermetico e il commento di Haly Abenrudianus al Tetrabiblos di Tolomeo’, in Ob rogatum meorum sociorum. Studi in memoria di Lorenzo Pozzi, eds S. Caroti, R. Pinzani, Milano, 2000, 93-122: 94-95; G. Bezza, ‘Representation of the Skies and the Astrological Chart’, in A Companion to Astrology in the Renaissance, ed. B. Dooley, Leiden, 2013, 59-86: 84 n. 92 and 86 n. 95.

Ed. --- (except for excerpts attributed to Hermes, ed. Lucentini, 104-109).


Florence, BML, Ashburnham 202 (128/134), s. XV, f. 1r-67r

Innsbruck, BTLF, W. 3277, s. XV, f. 98ra-155va

Memmingen, SB, 2° 2,34, s. XV, f. 125ra-163vbImages