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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
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Work B.19

Liber Ptholomei regis Egiptii


‘(Paris, BnF, lat. 17178) Ptholomei regis Egiptii liber incipit. Antiquorum secreta ruminando philosophorum nullum opus in arte misci (?) opere de y<maginib>us certius nec fortius… Sequitur operatio y<maginis> ad civitatis destructionem. Si ergo volueris operari ad destructionem alicuius civitatis vel castri vel villae, funde y<maginem> Saturni — carmen convenies tali negocio quod in fine libri sequitur parte (?) acci…’


A text of astral magic, of which only the beginning survives.