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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Work A.2.1

Ptolemy
Quadripartitum (tr. Plato of Tivoli)

Text

‘(ed. Venice 1484) (a2ra) [title] Liber Quadripartiti Ptolomei, id est quattuor tractatuum, in radicanti discretione per stellas de futuris et in hoc mundo constructionis et destructionis contingentibus, cuius primo tractatu sunt 24 capitula, incipit. [book i] Capitulum primum: In collectione intellectus scientie iudiciorum astrorum. Prohoemium. Rerum, Iesure, in quibus est pronosticabilis scientie stellarum profectio, magnas et precipuas duas esse deprehendimus. Quarum altera, que precedit et est fortior, est scientia Solis et Lune necnon v stellarum erraticarum figuras demonstrans — (b5rb) debiles erunt et nullam fortitudinem habere putabuntur. [book ii] Incipit subsequenter tractatus secundus libri 4 in quo sunt 13 capitula. Capitulum primum in istius scientie generali divisione. (b5va) Eorum itaque in quibus premittenda sustentantur et quibus in inquisitione prognosticandi particularia uti oportet — (c7va) nec igitur universali investigatione rerum generalium et particularium generali modo predicta sunt. In subsequentibus vero nativitatum prognosticationem velut ordo postulat explanabimus. (c7vb) [book iii] Incipit tractatus 3 libri 4 Ptolomei in quo sunt 14 capitula. Prohoemium istius tractatus. Postquam accidentia generalia in his que ex nostra observatione premissa sunt — (e5vb) suarumque specierum multitudinem et augmentum adiuvabit. (e6ra) [book iv] Incipit tractatus quartus libri Alabra Ptholomei in quo sunt novem capitula. Incipit prologus. Dixit Ptholomeus: Rerum igitur in quibus ea que ante partum sunt et que in ipsius hora partus contigunt — (f6rb) secundum speciei rationalis existimationem in commixtione horum explanare proposuimus. Rebus itaque nativitatum generaliter explicatis hoc in loco huic libro finem imponere non incongruum existimamus. Explicit liber 4 Ptholomei in radicanti discretione per stellas de futuris et in hoc mundo constructionis et desctructionis contingentibus.’

Origin

Translated from Arabic by Plato of Tivoli in Barcelona in 1138.

Bibl.

C. H. Haskins, Studies in the History of Mediaeval Science, Cambridge, 1927 (2nd ed.), 110; F. J. Carmody, Arabic Astronomical and Astrological Sciences in Latin Translation. A Critical Bibliography, Berkeley-Los Angeles, 1956, 18 (no. 10a); D. Juste, ‘The Impact of Arabic Sources on European Astrology: Some Facts and Numbers’, Micrologus 24 (2016), 173-194: 186-187 (n. 9).

Ed.

None. The second book has been translated into Italian and commented upon by G. Bezza, Claudio Tolemeo: Il secondo libro del Quadripartitum con il commento di ‘Alī ibn Riḍwān. Introduzione, traduzione e note, Lugano, 2014 (on the basis of ed. Venice 1493, which also includes Aegidius de Tebaldis’s translation with Haly Abenrudian’s commentary).

EDS

Venice, Erhardus Ratdolt<p>, 1484, sig. a2r-[f6]r</p>

Paris, Joannes de Porta<p>, 1519, sig. IIr-LIIv</p>

Basel, Johannes Hervagius<p>, 1533, Part II, sig. 1-74</p>

Nürnberg, Johannes Petreius<p>, 1535, sig. aair-[ffiv]r</p>

Basel, Henricus Petrus<p>, 1541, sig. 459-500</p>

Basel, Henricus Petrus<p>, 1551, sig. 404-438</p>

Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1551, Part II, sig. 1-74

MSS

Arras, BM, 844 (47)<p>, s. XIV, f. 2ra-2vb</p>

Arras, BM, 844 (47)<p>, s. XIV, f. 58ra-75ra</p>

Bruges, OB, 520<p>, s. XIV, f. 1r-45r</p>

Brussels, BR, 18678-18781<p>, s. XIV, f. 59r-98v</p>

Cambrai, BM, 955 (853)<p>, s. XIV, f. 41ra-128va</p>

Cambridge, UL, Ii 3.3 (1767)<p>, s. XIII-XIV, f. 240ra-276va</p>

Cambridge, UL, Kk 1.1 (1935)<p>, s. XIII, f. 62ra-96rb</p>

Cesena, BCM, Plut. S.XXVII.3<p>, s. XIII, f. 67ra-93rb</p>

Cracow, BJ, 601<p>, s. XV, f. 172r-176r</p>

Florence, BNC, Conv. Soppr. J.III.28 (San Marco 180)<p>, s. XIV, f. 1ra-19ra</p>

Klosterneuburg, SB, 687<p>, s. XIII, f. 74rb-101ra</p>

Madrid, BN, 10015 (olim Toledo 98-17)<p>, s. XIII, f. 1ra-15rb</p>

Madrid, BN, 10015 (olim Toledo 98-17)<p>, s. XIII, f. 16ra-18vb</p>

Madrid, BN, 10053 (olim Toledo 98-21)<p>, s. XIII, f. 119ra-130vb</p>

Munich, BSB, Clm 3857<p>, s. XIII, f. 11va-43va</p>

Naples, BN, VIII D 2<p>, s. XV, f. 2r-43r</p>

Nürnberg, SB, Cent. V 85<p>, s. XV, f. 49r-78r</p>

Oxford, BL, Digby 51<p>, s. XII, f. 79ra-114va</p>Images

Oxford, BL, Digby 75<p>, s. XV, f. 92r-107v</p>

Oxford, BL, Digby 179<p>, s. XIV, f. (3r-166r)</p>

Paris, BA, 1036<p>, s. XIII, f. 71ra-72vb</p>

Paris, BnF, lat. 7302<p>, s. XV, f. 1ra-102vb</p>

Paris, BnF, lat. 7320<p>, s. XIII, f. 61r-104v</p>

Paris, BnF, lat. 7329<p>, s. XIV, f. 60r-63r</p>

Paris, BnF, n.a.l. 693<p>, s. XIV, f. 61r-89r and 89v-92r</p>

Pommersfelden, GSB, 60 (2633)<p>, s. XII-XIII, f. 1r-138r</p>

Salamanca, BU, 2051<p>, s. XIV, f. 37ra-55vb</p>

Vatican, BAV, Barb. lat. 328<p>, s. XV, f. 8r-70r and 76v-77r</p>

Vatican, BAV, Pal. lat. 1188<p>, s. XV, f. 130r-133v</p>

Vatican, BAV, Pal. lat. 1420<p>, s. XIII, f. 1r-34v</p>

Vatican, BAV, Reg. lat. 1285<p>, s. XIII, f. 103ra-138rb</p>

Vatican, BAV, Urb. lat. 267<p>, s. XIV, f. 4ra-21rb</p>

Vatican, BAV, Vat. lat. 6766<p>, s. XIV, f. 124ra-139ra</p>

Vatican, BAV, Vat. lat. 7616<p>, s. XIII, f. 1ra-44vb</p>

Vienna, ÖNB, 3105<p>, s. XV, f. 1ra-33vb</p>

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