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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.1.32

Henry Savile
Lectures on the Almagest


 ‘(Oxford, BL, Savile 29) Mathesis unde dicta…’


Lectures on the Almagest extant in the autograph copy (over three manuscripts).


Henry Savile’s lectures given at Merton College, Oxford, in 1570-1571, and perhaps in the following years as well.


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).


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, The 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.