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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.1.29.1

Theon of Alexandria
Commentary on the Almagest (tr. Johannes Hommel)

Text

‘(Munich, BSB, Clm 719) Theonis Alexandrini in primum librum Mathematicae constructionis Ptolomaei commentarius. Prooemium. Sapius admonitus ab autoribus, fili Epiphani, explicare — quam Ptolomaeus 47’ 8’’ esse affirmat.’

Content

I.1-10 only.

Origin

Translated by Johannes Hommel (1518-1562), professor in Leipzig. The only known MS belonged to Johannes Praetorius.

Bibl.

450 Jahre Copernicus „De revolutionibus“. Astronomische und mathematische Bücher aus Schweinfurter Bibliotheken. Ausstellung des Stadtarchivs Schweinfurt in Zusammenarbeit mit der Bibliotheken Otto Schäfer (21. November 1993 – 19. Juni 1994), ed. U. Müller, Schweinfurt, 1998, 49 and 331-333, no. 152 (entries by M. Folkerts).

Ed.

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