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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Erfurt, Universitäts- und Forschungsbibliothek, Amplon. Q. 376

s. XIVmed (f. 1-117vb copied in 1349, cf. f. 116rb: ‘Expliciunt canones de primo mobili magistri Iohannis de Lineriis anno domino 1349o, die 19 mensis Iunii, in monasterio’).

Or.:

an unnamed monastery (see above). Schum indicates Münster, but does not provide justification.

Prov.:

Amplonius Rating de Berga (c. 1365-1435); Erfurt, Collegium Porta Coeli in 1412.

Parchment, 150 f., three contemporary hands (f. 1ra-117vb, 117vb-119va, 122ra-150ra).

Astrology, astronomy, mathematics and physics: Albumasar, Introductorium maius, tr. John of Seville (1ra-92vb); Ptolemaica (94va-105va and 105va-105vb); Thebit Bencora, De recta imaginatione spere et circulorum eius diversorum (106ra-107ra); John of Ligneres, Canones primi mobilis (107rb-116rb); canons of Toledan tables (116rb-117vb); Jordanus de Nemore (?), De proportionibus (117vb-119va); Alhazen, De speculis comburentibus (122ra-126ra); Euclid, De speculis (126ra-139rb); astronomical diagrams (139v-142v); Jordanus de Nemore (?), Liber de ponderibus (143ra-144va); Jordanus de Nemore, De ratione ponderis (144va-148rb); ‘Si fuerit aliquod corpus ex duobus mixtum…’ (148rb-150ra); table of contents, added late 14th c. (150v). Blank: 93r-94r, 119vb-121v, 150rb.

Bibl.

W. Schum, Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Amplonianischen Handschriften-Sammlung zu Erfurt, Berlin, 1887, 629-631; R. Lemay, Abū Maʿšar al-Balḫī [Albumasar]: Liber introductorii maioris ad scientiam judiciorum astrorum, Napoli, 1995-1996, IV, 112-114; R. Lemay, Le Kitāb aṯ-Ṯamara (Liber fructus, Centiloquium) d’Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf [Ps.-Ptolémée], 1999 [unpublished], I, 228; F. S. Pedersen, The Toledan Tables. A Review of the Manuscripts and the Textual Versions with an Edition, København, 2002, I, 112.

94va‑105va

‘Mundanorum ad hoc et ad illud mutatio ex corporum celestium mutatione procedit, causas que rerum rimaturum primo corpora celestia contemplari, oportet. Ptolomeus: Item premisi libros in quibus tractavi de impressionibus planetarum in hoc mundo… Ptho<lome>us: Sciencia astrorum ex te et illis, nec convenit peritum illorum prophetare… Expositio. Quod dixit Ptolomeus, ex te et illis, significat quod cum qui res futuras prescire vult — (105ra) et quanto melius quivimus exposuimus. Tho<lome>us: Stelle cum caudis sunt 9 — in regibus et divitibus apparebit. Explicit liber anphorismorum.’

= Abuiafar Hamet filii Joseph, Commentary on the Centiloquium (‘Mundanorum’ version) (C.3.1.3). The opening sentence is from ‘Mundanorum’, v. 1-21 from the ‘Iam premisi’ version (C.3.1.4) and v. 22-100 from ‘Mundanorum 2’ (same version in Erfurt, UFB, Amplon. F. 379 and Melk, SB, 601 (olim 51)). No glosses. The text includes Pseudo-Ptolemy’s De cometis (B.4) as the last chapter on f. 105ra-105va (see below). Glosses by the scribe or a similar hand.

105ra‑105va

‘Tho<lome>us: Stelle cum caudis sunt 9 — in regibus et divitibus apparebit.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, De cometis (B.4), as part of the Centiloquium (see above). No glosses.

105va‑105vb

‘Dixit Tho<lome>us et Hermes quod Lune locus in hora qua infunditur — et hoc expertus fuit multotiens.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Dixerunt Ptolemeus et Hermes quod locus Lune... (B.5). No glosses.