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Arabus et Latinus

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Work A.1.6

Almagesti (tr. Stephanus Gracilis)

Text ‘(ed. Paris 1556) ‘(1r) Claudii Ptolemaei Mathematicae constructionis liber secundus Latina interpretatione recens donatus. Ad Io. Magnenium medicum et regium mathematicae scientiae professorem. Lutetiae, apud Gulielmum Cavellat, in pingui Gallica, ex adverso collegii Cameracensis. (2r) St<ephanus> Gracilis Io. Magnenio medico longe praestantiss. et mathematicae scientiae regio apud Lutetiam professori. S. D. Magna certe tua laus est, Magneni doctiss<imi> qui summum semper studium — (4r) de re tota arbitratu iudicioque tuo statuas. Vale. Lutetiae, idibus Aprilis 1556. (4v) [chapter index] Argumentum huius libri in sua capita distinctum. De universo situ terrae… (5r) Claudii Ptolemaei Mathematicae constructionis liber secundus. De universo situ terrae, quae a nobis incolitur. Caput I. His primo constructionis huius libro exposuis, quae de universi habitudine summatim anticipanda errant — (61r) quaesitus fuerit locus, sin occidenti, imminutio. (61v) [translator’s addition] St<ephanus> Gracilis lectori ingenuo. Accipe igitur, candide lector, hanc menstrui sane laboris lucubratiunculam — temere mutandum decernat. Vale’.

Content This translation by Stephanus Gracilis contains Book II only and was meant to supplement Erasmus Reinhold’s translation of Book I (A.1.5). The two books were bound together (each with its own foliation) and published by Guillaume Cavellat in Paris in 1556. Stephanus Gracilis addressed the translation to a certain ‘Io. Magnenius’, physician and professor of mathematical science to the king in Paris.

Bibl. P. D. Omodeo, I. Tupikova, ‘Visual and Verbal Commentaries in Renaissance Astronomy: Erasmus Reinhold’s Treatment of Classical Sources on Astronomy’, Philological Encounters 3 (2018), 359-398: 380.


Paris, Guillaume Cavellat, 1556, Part II, sig. 2r-62r