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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work B.18

Pseudo-Ptolemy
Liber Ptholomei regis Egiptii

Text

‘(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…’

Content

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

Origin

Unknown.

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