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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.1.10

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Commentary on the Erfurt Commentary on the Almagest

Text

‘(Erfurt, UFB, Amplon. F. 375) Commenta super Almagesti Ptholomei. Data circuli dyametro etc. C dividet GD in 2 equalia — patet composicio tabularum ascensionum in spera recta. Explicit prima dictio Almagesti cum notabilibus et regulis ad intellectum eius necessariis commentata.’

Content

A super-commentary on the Erfurt Commentary (C.1.9), dealing with sections of Book I only.

Origin

The only known MS was copied in the middle or in the second half of the 14th c., probably in Paris.

Bibl.

R. Lorch, ‘Some Remarks on the Almagestum parvum’, in Amphora. Festschrift für Hans Wussing zu seinem 65. Geburtstag, eds S. S. Demidov, M. Folkerts et al., Basel-Boston-Berlin, 1992, 407-438: 421-422; H. Zepeda, The Medieval Latin Transmission of the Menelaus Theorem, PhD Dissertation, University of Oklahoma at Norman, 2013, 185; H. Zepeda, The First Latin Treatise on Ptolemy’s Astronomy: The Almagesti minor (c. 1200), Turnhout, 2018, 90.

Ed.

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