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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.1.28

Erasmus Oswaldus Schreckenfuchsius
In Almagesti priores tres libros annotationes


‘(ed. Basel 1551) (a1r-a6r) Erasmi Osvaldi Schrekhenfuchsii ad lectorem praefatio, qua Claud<ii> Ptolemaei in Almagesto difficiliora explicantur. In primis duobus libris, optime lector, breviusculis annotationibus — habebit magnum aditum ad reliqua vale. Praefationis Erasmi Osvaldi Schrekhenfuchsii ad lectorem finis. (b1r-f3v) Eras<mi> Osvaldi Schrekhenfuchsii in Magnae compositionis Cl<audii> Ptolemaei Pelusiensis Alexandrini libri I annotationes. Caput II. Propositi autem] In hoc capite proponitur totius Almagesti series ac ordo — (f3v ) 219 dierum, 17 horarum et 58 min<utorum> hactenus de hoc capite. Eras<mi> Osvaldi Schrekhenfuchsii in Almagesti priores tres libros annotationum finis’ (followed by two astronomical figures, f4r-f4v).


A lemmatic commentary on Almagest I-III preceded by a Praefatio ad lectorem.


Written by Erasmus Oswaldus Schreckenfuchsius (1511-1575), professor of mathematics at the University of Freiburg, as a reading aid to the Almagest in the translation of George of Trebizond, which he published in 1551.