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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.2.36

Anonymous
Paraphrases in Quadripartitum Ptolomei

Text

‘(Vatican, BAV, Vat. lat. 11817) (2r-60v) [book i] De astrologia liber primus, qui introductorius dicit. De naturis planetarum iuxta primas (?) qualitates. Cap<itulum> primum. De naturis planetarum …s (?) secundum ordinem naturae, non dignitatis, sequi volo — huic primo libro imponamus. Finis primi libri astrologiae. Laus Deo. (62r-76r) [book ii] Paraphrases in secundum librum Quadripartiti Ptolomei. Prohemium. In hoc libro Ptol<omeus> tria — que ad universalia pertinent iudicia. Reliquum (?) est ut ad geneses transitum faciamus. Finis secondi libri astrologiae. (77r-97r) [book iii] Paraphrases in tertium librum Quadripartiti Ptolomei Proemium et cap<itulum> primum. In hoc proemio Ptol<omeus> quatuor — his posterioribus significatoribus. Finis libri tertii astrologiae. (98r-113v) [book iv] Paraphrases in quartum librum Quadripartiti Ptolomei. Cap<itulum> primum. De natis fortunis seu divitiis. Intriseca nati sunt — ut etiam superius declaratum est in secunda divisione. … (?) ad laudem Dei impositus sit finis huic paraphrasi.’

Content

A commented paraphrase of the Quadripartitum, opening with c. I.4.

Origin

The only known MS includes, as an example of nativity, the horoscope of Francesco Ingoli (1578-1649), cast when he was still ‘adolescent’ (cf. f. 55v: ‘Celeberimi adolescentis D. Francisci Ingoli Raven<nensis>’, born in Ravenna on 19 November 1578). This suggests that the work was written c. 1590, certainly in Italy and perhaps in Ravenna.

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