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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.3.4

Anonymous
Memoriale Bendilis de verbis Phtolomei

Text

‘(Vatican, BAV, Pal. lat. 1401) Rememoratio centum verborum Tolomei. Scientia stellarum ex te et ex illis: Ex te quidem per vim anime intellectivam quando separatur anima ab affectu rerum exteriorum — ex aliqua civitate illius climatis. Quandoque apparet cometa ad modum stelle — in regibus et divitibus aparebit. Explicit memoriale Bendilis (?) de verbis Ph<tolome>i.’

Content

A commentary on the Centiloquium in Plato of Tivoli’s translation. The text includes the propositions but not Haly’s commentary and ends with Pseudo-Ptolemy’s De cometis (B.4). The preface and the proposition of v. 1 are omitted (except for the opening lemma) and the proposition of v. 2 is given in the ‘Mundanorum’ version.

Origin

The commentary is attributed to one ‘Bendilis’ (?) in the explicit. The only known MS dates from the first half of the 14th c. and probably before 1316, judging from notes added immediately after the explicit by the scribe or a similar hand referring to events that occurred in March, April and May 1316 (‘Anno 1316, ultimo die Martii electio, 7 die Aprilis rumor…’).

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