Project icon: lavishly furnished initial letter with a painting of Ptolemy using an astrolab.

Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ ς τ υ φ χ ψ ω
The following characters have a special meaning.
Put them next to a word without a space between.
" "encloses a sequence of words so that the sequence is searched as a whole.
+The following word must appear.
-The following word must not appear.
~The following word should not appear but may appear.
<The following word should appear but is not as relevant as other words.
>The following word should appear and is more relevant than other words.
( )groups words together so that one of the prefixes above can be applied to the whole group.
*is a wildcard behind a word, representing null, one or several arbitrary characters.

Work A.2.11

Ptolemy
Quadripartitum (tr. Philipp Melanchthon)

Text ‘(ed. Basel 1553) Claudii Ptolemaei mathematici operis de iudiciis astrologicis libri quatuor Philippo Melanthone interprete. (10-68) [book i] Liber primus. Duo sunt, Syre, per quae praedictiones astrologicae extruuntur, praecipua et maxima. Unum, quod primum ordine est, et potestate, quo deprehendimus quolibet tempore motus Solis et Lunae et aliorum siderum — in imo coeli, aut alio loco aspiciente eum. Sed cum prorsus non aspiciunt, omnino languidi sunt, et imbecilles. (68-120) [book ii] Liber secundus Ptolemaei. Praecipuam doctrinam breviter expositam, ut in tabella, necessariam ad praedictiones eventuum singularium, hactenus in summa tradidimus — et particularium signorum breviter disserere. Quod superest, geniturarum indicia (!), sicut et ordo postulat, nunc deinceps exequemur. (120-204) [book iii] Liber tertius Ptolemaei. De conceptu, et edito foetu. Cum hactenus tractata sit consideratio universalium eventuum, quae et prior esse dicitur, et saepe vincit particulares significationes in naturis singulorum hominum — Mercurius famosiores, et crebras morum mutationes, et maiora damna. (204-251) [book iv] Liber quartus Ptolemaei. De eventuum significationibus vel causis. Exposui ea quae ante editionem partus spectantur, quaeque partu edito statim insunt, et quae postea sequuntur — Haec de consideratione temporum hoc loco dixisse sufficiat. Genera eventuum in quibusque temporibus non attexam, eo quod, ut initio proposuimus, universali stellarum efficacia cognita, particularia consequenter accommodari possunt, si apte cum mathematici causa, iuncta fuerit etiam causa mixtionis. Finis.’

Origin Translated from Greek by Philipp Melanchthon and published by him in 1553. The translation is based on the revised Greek text published by Camerarius in 1553.

Bibl. ---

Ed. ---

EDS

Basel, Johannes Oporinus, 1553, Part I, sig. 10-251Images

Prague, Casparus Kargesius, 1610, sig. 1-261

Frankfurt/M., Joannes Bringerus, 1611, sig. 1-287

Frankfurt/M., Joannes Bringerus, 1622, sig. 1-287

Perugia, Petrus Thomasius, 1646, sig. 1-344

Latin commentaries