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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.2.35

Julius Angelius Bargaeus
Paraphrase of the Quadripartitum

Text

‘(Pisa, BU, 232) Τῆς τοῦ πτολεμαίου τετραβίβλου συντάξεως ἔκθεσις πινακική. (298r-310v) [book i] Primum ordine et potestate est id quo deprehendimus, quomodocumque factas motuum figurationes — Hoc modo si non se habent sunt omnino absque viribus. (311r-330r) [book ii] Cap<itulum> primum. Ex iisque fere per tabulas exponi solent quae maxime ad particularium praedictionum contemplationem praecipua sunt — instituemus tractationem eius praecognitiones quae ad genethliacam speciem pertinet. (331r-353r) [book iii] Proemium. Cum ea contemplatio quae ad universales casus pertinet in praecedentibus instituta nobis fuerit quippe quae praecedit — quaelibet est (?) supra expositis reddenda co… (?) con…vit (?). (354r-368r) [book iv] Liber quartus. Cap<itulum> primum. Proemium. Quaecumque sunt propria constitutionis corporis et universalem — Mathematico recta coniectura coniungante et causam ex contemperatione. Finis. Θεῶ δόξα.’

Content

A paraphrase of the complete text of the Quadripartitum, often displayed in a tabular form. This paraphrase does not correspond to any of the known translations and was probably composed on the basis of the Greek text, as the general title also suggests.

Origin

Composed by Julius Angelius Bargaeus probably in or around 1583. In the unique MS, which is most probably Bargaeus’s autograph, a sheet of paper inserted between the title and the beginning of the text contains the horoscope of the New Moon of 9 June 1583.

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