PAL

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, 784 Helmst. (875)

s. XVex.

Or.:

Germany (some texts are in German).

Prov.:

Johannes de Nemode (f. 1r).

Paper, 245 f., several hands.

A collection of medical texts and notes, except for notes on the sizes, distances and motions of the planets ‘Axis celi stellati continet censcies trigesies milie mille…’ (42v-44v); Conradus Rengart, prognostication for 1483 (60v-65r); Pseudo-Aristotle, Secretum secretorum (145r-164v); Ptolemaica (224r-233v); astrology ‘Hic sequitur. Existis signis XII ut …is (?) astronomorum auctoritas testatur, sex sunt feminea et sex masculina…’ (234r-235r).

Bibl.

Kataloge der Herzog-August-Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, I: O. von Heinemann, Die Helmstedter Handschriften, 2: Codex Guelferbytanus 501 Helmstadiensis bis 1000 Helmstadiensis, Frankfurt/Main, 1965 (originally published 1886), 215-217; M. Nicoud, Les régimes de santé au Moyen Âge, Roma, 2007, II, 948-949.

224r–⁠233v

‘Aries habet caput et faciem, pupillam, occulos… Cum Luna fuerit in Ariete, signo orientali, calido et sicco, igneo et calido et masculino, bonum est iter versus orientem incipere… Natus sub Ariete a medio Martii usque ad medium Aprilis erit magne industrie, nec dives nec multum pauper — (Pisces) dolorem patietur, vivet annis LXXVI secundum naturam.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Liber de nativitatibus hominum (B.11), without the preface and with added material. Occasional short marginal notes by another (?) hand.