Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Barb. gr. 262

s. XVII1 (1642 for the first part; the second part dates from the 16th c.).


Vincenzo Riccardi, who supervised the copy of the first part and annotated the second part.

Paper, 60 f., MS made of two parts, each copied by a single hand (f. 2-42 and 43-60).

Astrology: title page ‘Πορφυρίου φιλοσοφόυ Εἰσαγωγὴ εἰς τὴν Ἀποτελεσματικὴν τοῦ Πτολεμαίου. Porphyrii philosophi Introductio in Apotelesmata Ptolemaei Vincentio Riccardo clerico regulari interprete’ (1r); Vincenzo Riccardi, dedicatory letter to Cardinal Francesco Barberini, dated 28 July 1642 (2r-3r); Vincenzo Riccardi, letter to the reader (4r-6r); Ptolemaica (7r-42r); Pseudo-Porphyry, Introduction to the Tetrabiblos, Greek text (43r-60v). Blank: 1v, 3v, 6v, 42v.

Bibl. Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Graecorum, V.4, Bruxelles, 1940, 60; J. Mogenet, J. Leroy, P. Canart, Codices Barberiniani Graeci, II: Codices 164-281, Vaticano, 1989, 106-107 and 165; D. Surace, ‘Copisti greci in tre codici sconosciuti della Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma (S. A. Valle 100, 102-103)’, Νέα ‘Ρώμη. Rivista di Richerche Bizantinistiche 8 (2011), 219-303: 266-268 n. 86.


‘Porphyrii philosophi Introductio in Apotelesmata Ptolemaei. Proemium. Cum de iis quae doctrinam coelestium continent corporum quaeve ex illa — et Mercurii 14 ante 7 et pone 7. Finis.’