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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Work B.11

Pseudo-Ptolemy
Inerrantium stellarum significationes

Text ‘(ed. Venice 1516) Cla<udii> Ptolemaei inerrantium stellarum significationes per Nicolaum Leonicum e Graeco translatae. Ianuarius. K<al.>. Sol elevari incipit, longiusculi fiunt dies, Aquila et Corona occidunt, tempestatemque efficiunt. IIII. Sol magis ascendit, Cancri medium occidit, ventique ponunt — (December) XI. Aquila exoritur vesperi. X. Capella matutino emergit. Reliquum deficit.’

Content An astrometeorological parapegma arranged according to the twelve months from January to December. All editions and manuscripts end incomplete on 23 December, except ed. Schwäbisch Hall 1539, where the entries for 24-31 December do correspond to the Greek text. This Schwäbisch Hall edition also gives an altered name for the translator: ‘Leonicenum’ instead of ‘Leonicum’.

Origin Translated from Greek by Niccolò Leonico Tomeo (1456-1531) and first published in Venice in 1516. Whereas it shares the subject matter with the parapegma contained in Book II of the Phaseis (A.4), this text has nothing to do with Ptolemy, as Denis Petau had already recognised in his notes to his translation of the Phaseis (A.4.2, see ed. Paris 1630, sig. 415-416). This parapegma is in fact a translation of the Clodius Tuscus parapegma sometimes attributed to Ptolemy (ed. C. Wachsmuth, Iohanni Laurentii Lydi Liber de ostentis et calendaria Graeca omnia, Leipzig, 1897 (first ed. Leipzig, 1863), 117-157, and reproduced, together with an English translation, by D. Lehoux, Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World. Parapegmata and Related Texts in Classical and Near-Eastern Societies, Cambridge, 2007, 343-375).

Note The list of early printed editions below is incomplete for the sixteenth century and no attempt has been made to locate post-1600 copies.

Bibl. F. J. Carmody, Arabic Astronomical and Astrological Sciences in Latin Translation. A Critical Bibliography, Berkeley-Los Angeles, 1956, 17 (no. 6).

EDS

Venice, in aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri, 1516, Part I, sig. 2r-11rImages

Strasbourg, Johann Knobloch, 1522, sig. 2r-12v

Antwerp, Joannes Grapheus, 1527, sig. A2r-B2v

Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1533, Part II, sig. 79-84

Venice, in aedibus haeredum Aldi et Andreae Soceri, 1533, Part I, sig. 2r-11r

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1534, sig. 202r-211r

Wittenberg, Nicolaus Schirlentz, 1534, sig. Aiiiv-[B6]r

Lyon, Sebastianus Gryphius, 1536, sig. ddd2v-[ccc4r]

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1538, sig. 405-423

Lyon, Sebastianus Gryphius, 1539, sig. ddd2v-[ccc4r]

Schwäbisch Hall, Petrus Brubachium, 1539, sig. [O7]r-Q1v

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1541, sig. 505-511

Lyon, Sebastianus Gryphius, 1546, sig. bbb4r-[ccc4v]

Lyon, Sebastianus Gryphius, 1547, sig. 2-20

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1548, sig. Gg1v-Hh2v

Cologne, Martinus Gymnicus, 1548, sig. 162-176

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1551, sig. Gg1v-Hh2v

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1551, sig. 442-447

Basel, Johannes Hervagius, 1551, Part II, sig. 79-84

Lyon, Sebastianus Gryphius, 1554, sig. 2-20

Cologne, Gualtherus Fabricius, 1555, sig. 162-176

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1556, sig. Gg1v-Hh2v

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1560, sig. Gg1v-Hh2v

Cologne, Gualtherus Fabricius, 1560, sig. 162-176

Frankfurt/M., Georgius Corvinus et al., 1563, sig. 435-454

Cologne, Gualtherus Fabricius, 1564, sig. 162-176

Basel, Henricus Petrus, 1568, sig. 387-406

Cologne, Johannes Gymnicus, 1576, sig. 180-199

Frankfurt/M., Georgius Corvinus, 1579, sig. 411-429

Basel, ex officina Brylingeriana, 1582, sig. a2r-b2v

Frankfurt/M., Christophorus Corvinus, 1582, sig. 411-429

Leipzig, Joannes Steinman, 1582, sig. 267-286

Frankfurt/M., Johannes Feyrabend, 1587, sig. 411-429

Porrentruy, Joannes Fabrus, 1594, sig. 3-21

Frankfurt/M., Joannes Saurius, 1599, sig. 384-402

Paris, Sébastien Cramoisy, 1630, sig. 94-101

MSS

Cracow, BJ, 588, s. XVI, f. 2r-10r

Prague, NKCR, adlig. 14.H.232 (2765), s. XVI, f. 13v-14r