Project icon: lavishly furnished initial letter with a painting of Ptolemy using an astrolab.


Arabus et Latinus

Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ ς τ υ φ χ ψ ω
The following characters have a special meaning.
Put them next to a word without a space between.
" "encloses a sequence of words so that the sequence is searched as a whole.
+The following word must appear.
-The following word must not appear.
~The following word should not appear but may appear.
<The following word should appear but is not as relevant as other words.
>The following word should appear and is more relevant than other words.
( )groups words together so that one of the prefixes above can be applied to the whole group.
*is a wildcard behind a word, representing null, one or several arbitrary characters.

Work C.1.22.2

Theon of Alexandria
Commentary on the Almagest (tr. anonymous, in or before 1556)

Text ‘(Munich, BSB, Clm 719a) Ex Theone, Ptolemaei commentatore [note in upper margin by a contemporary hand]. De particularium scientiis. De initiis alicuius doctrinae dicturus planius, sicut in prioribus ea quae de mathematticis (!) speculationibus summatim oportebat proponere — ut X partibus habebimus circumferentiam quae a recta dicta subtenditur. Finis. 1 Dec. <15>56.’

Content Fragment (I.9-10).

Origin Unknown. The date 1556, found in the only known MS, could as well be that of the copy. This 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 333-334, no. 153 (entries by M. Folkerts).

Ed. ---


Munich, BSB, Clm 719a, s. XVI, f. 1r-19rImages