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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, 1484, sig. a2r-[f6]r

Paris, Joannes de Porta, 1519, sig. IIr-LIIv

Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1533, Part II, sig. 1-74

Nürnberg, Johannes Petreius, 1535, sig. aair-[ffiv]r

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1541, sig. 459-500

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1551, sig. 404-438

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

MSS

Arras, BM, 844 (47), s. XIV, f. 2ra-2vb

Arras, BM, 844 (47), s. XIV, f. 58ra-75ra

Bruges, OB, 520, s. XIV, f. 1r-45r

Brussels, BR, 18678-18781, s. XIV, f. 59r-98v

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

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

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

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

Cracow, BJ, 601, s. XV, f. 172r-176r

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

Klosterneuburg, SB, 687, s. XIII, f. 74rb-101ra

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

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

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

Munich, BSB, Clm 3857, s. XIII, f. 11va-43va

Naples, BN, VIII D 2, s. XV, f. 2r-43r

Nürnberg, SB, Cent. V 85, s. XV, f. 49r-78r

Oxford, BL, Digby 51, s. XII, f. 79ra-114vaImages

Oxford, BL, Digby 75, s. XV, f. 92r-107v

Oxford, BL, Digby 179, s. XIV, f. (3r-166r)

Paris, BA, 1036, s. XIII, f. 71ra-72vb

Paris, BnF, lat. 7302, s. XV, f. 1ra-102vb

Paris, BnF, lat. 7320, s. XIII, f. 61r-104v

Paris, BnF, lat. 7329, s. XIV, f. 60r-63r

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

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

Salamanca, BU, 2051, s. XIV, f. 37ra-55vb

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

Vatican, BAV, Pal. lat. 1188, s. XV, f. 130r-133v

Vatican, BAV, Pal. lat. 1420, s. XIII, f. 1r-34v

Vatican, BAV, Reg. lat. 1285, s. XIII, f. 103ra-138rb

Vatican, BAV, Urb. lat. 267, s. XIV, f. 4ra-21rb

Vatican, BAV, Vat. lat. 6766, s. XIV, f. 124ra-139ra

Vatican, BAV, Vat. lat. 7616, s. XIII, f. 1ra-44vb

Vienna, ÖNB, 3105, s. XV, f. 1ra-33vb