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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Work A.2.3

Ptolemy
Quadripartitum (tr. Toledo 1234)

Text

‘(London, BL, Harley 267) Quadripartitum Ptholomei [title added in upper margin]. (24r-32r) [book i] Accidentia scientie futurorum de significatione super illud quod proventurum est a stellis dividuntur in duas radices — supra se in significatione eorum que ventura sunt. (32r-39r) [book ii] Incipit tractatus secundus in quo sunt 15 capitula. Capitulum I. De partibus istius mundi — stella alia non erint inpedimentum fixum nec … (?). (39r-45r) [book iii] Incipit tractatus tertius in quo sunt 14 capitula. Capitulum I. De diversitate que e… (?) duo predicta et ista. Vis duorum dictorum precedentium est una in significatione — supra se estimatio et debilitas. (45r-51r) [book iv] Incipit tractatus 4 in quo sunt 10 capitula. Capitulum primum. Quod dicam quod significat supra modorum istorum capitulorum. Dixit Ptholomeus quod scientia in omni — quam consecutis sum cum scientia et probacione mea et hic melius quam potui vulgariter. Perfectus est quadripartitus Ptholomei gratia Dei mense Februario die Sabbati, Sole in Aquario 26 gradu, Luna in eodem 6, Saturno in Tauro, anno ab incarnatione domini M°CC°XXX° quarto, annis Arabum 633, era MaCCa74 in civitate Toletana translatus.’

Origin

Translated from Arabic in Toledo in 1234. As Thorndike pointed out, the number and order of chapters differ from the Greek text as edited by Robbins.

Bibl.

F. J. Carmody, Arabic Astronomical and Astrological Sciences in Latin Translation. A Critical Bibliography, Berkeley-Los Angeles, 1956, 18 (no. 10d); L. Thorndike, ‘The A.D. 1234 Latin Translation of Ptolemy’s Quadripartitum’, Manuscripta 8 (1964), 98-101; D. Juste, ‘The Impact of Arabic Sources on European Astrology: Some Facts and Numbers’, Micrologus 24 (2016), 173-194: 186-187 (no. 9).

Ed.

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