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Work C.1.7

Simon Bredon
Commentary on the Almagest

Text No recognizible incipit and explicit as the three extant MSS contain only portions of the work.

Content A commentary on selected demonstrations of Almagest, I-III.

Origin Written by Simon Bredon in Oxford probably in the 1340s.

Note Snedegar adds Paris, BnF, lat. 7292, f. 334r-345v, but this section contains excerpts of the Almagest itself.

Bibl. C. H. Talbot, ‘Simon Bredon (c. 1300-1372): Physician, Mathematician and Astronomer’, The British Journal for the History of Science 1 (1962), 19-30: 21 n. 8 and 26-28; R. Lorch, ‘Jābir ibn Aflaḥ and the Establishment of Trigonometry in the West’, in R. Lorch, Arabic Mathematical Sciences. Instruments, Texts, Transmission, Farnham-Burlington, 1995, VIII, 30-31; K. Snedegar, ‘Simon Bredon, a Fourteenth-Century Astronomer and Physician’, in Between Demonstration and Imagination. Essays in the History of Science and Philosophy presented to John D. North, eds L. Nauta, A. Vanderjagt, Leiden, 1999, 285-309: 295-298; H. Zepeda, The Medieval Latin Transmission of the Menelaus Theorem, PhD Dissertation, University of Oklahoma at Norman, 2013, 282-301; H. Zepeda, The First Latin Treatise on Ptolemy’s Astronomy: The Almagesti minor (c. 1200), Turnhout, 2018, 95-98.

Ed. Partial critical edition (Books I-II) in Zepeda, The Medieval Latin Transmission, 637-686.