Lectures on the Almagest
Text ‘(Oxford, BL, Savile 29) Mathesis unde dicta…’
Content Lectures on the Almagest extant in the autograph copy (over three manuscripts).
Origin Henry Savile’s lectures given at Merton College, Oxford, in 1570-1571, and perhaps in the following years as well.
Note MS Oxford, BL, Savile 30, is in the hand of Henry Savile’s friend, John Chamber, and contains notes on the Ptolemaic theory of solar motion taken directly and with almost no changes from Savile’s lectures (see Goulding, Studies…, 139-143).
Bibl. M. Feingold, The Mathematicians’ Apprenticeship. Science, Universities and Society in England, 1560-1640, Cambridge, 1984, 47-48; R. Goulding, Studies of the Mathematical and Astronomical Papers of Sir Henry Savile, PhD dissertation, Warburg Institute, 1999, 46-96 and 125-134; R. Goulding, Defending Hypatia. Ramus, Savile, and the Renaissance Rediscovery of Mathematical History, Dordrecht-Heidelberg, 2010, 91-94.