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Ptolemaeus

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Work A.3.3

Ptolemy
De planetarum hypothesibus liber (tr. John Bainbridge)

Text ‘(ed. London 1620) Claudii Ptolemaei de planetarum hypothesibus liber. I. Prooemium. Hypotheses, Syre, coelestium motuum in Syntaxis mathematicae commentariis rationum ductu perlustravimus — Stella vero a boreali obliqui circelli limite in mundi consequentia part. 229 et sexages. 15. ΤΕΛΟΣ.’

Content First part of Book I only, that is, a prologue (1) and nine chapters, dealing with the celestial circles (2), the planetary periods (3), the Sun and the sphere of the fixed stars (4), the Moon (5), Mercury (6), Venus (7), Mars (8), Jupiter (9) and Saturn (10).

Origin Translated from Greek in 1620 by John Bainbridge, who had been elected by Henry Savile the first Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford in 1619. Bainbridge published the translation together with the Greek original text.

Note MS Dublin, Trinity Coll., 794 (D.3.24) contains John Bainbridge’s Oratio de Ptolomaei hypothesibus (see P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, III, London-Leiden, 1983, 193).

Bibl. E. A. Hamm, Ptolemy’s Planetary Theory: An English Translation of Book One, Part A of the Planetary Hypotheses with Introduction and Commentary, PhD dissertation, University of Toronto, 2011, 11.

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EDS

London, Guilielmus Jones, 1620, Part II, sig. 1-46