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Work C.2.28

Anonymous
Lectures on the Quadripartitum

Text

‘Interpretaturi quadripartitam constitutionem Claudi (!) Ptolomei, in qua tradit precepta iudiciorum exercendorum (?) antequam verborum interpretationem aggrediamur, prius nosce oportet novem problemata. Primum, qui nam sit hic Claudius Ptolomeus qui hos libros conscripsit… (358r) Secunda lectio [title in margin]. Ex novem problematibus propositis, duo determinavimus… (360r) Tertia lectio. Di commissione del duca inconovincio leggere volgare [in margin]. Poi che noi havemo determinato — al nostro vertice proince maggior calore.’

Content

Three lectures on the Quadripartitum. The first two lectures are in Latin and the third one in Italian by order of the duke, i.e. the duke of Milan (cf. 360r: ‘Di commissione del duca inconovincio leggere volgare’).

Origin

Lectures given at the University of Pavia probably in the third quarter of the 16th c. These lectures are found in a unique MS among a collection of university lectures on Aristotle’s works. Some of these lectures were given by Cesare Rovida (d. c. 1591), professor of medicine at the University of Pavia. Three of these lectures are dated 1558, 1562 and 1571.

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