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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Frankfurt/M., Joannes Bringerus, 1622

Title page:

‘Claudii Ptolomaei de praedictionibus astronomicis, cui titulum fecerunt Quadripartitum, libri IV. Eiusdem Fructus librorum suorum sive Centum dicta. Editio posterior. Francofurti, typis Ioannis Bringeri, sumptibus Iacobi Fischeri, M.DC.XXII.’

Ptolemy’s astrological works: Jacobus Fischerus, dedicatory letter to Gothardus Arthus (a2r-a3v); chapter index (a4r-[a5]v); Ptolemaica (1-287 and 288-308).

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VD17 12:634800R

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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, A.gr.b. 3082

1‑287

‘Claudii Ptholomaei mathematici operis de iudiciis astrologicis libri quatuor. Liber primus. Praefatio. 2 sunt, Syre, per quae praedictiones astrologicae extruuntur, praecipua et maxima. Unum, quod primum ordine est, et potestate, quo deprehendimus quolibet tempore motus Solis et Lunae et aliorum siderum — Haec de consideratione temporum hoc loco dixisse sufficiat. Genera eventuum in quibusque temporibus non attexam, eo quod, ut initio proposuimus, universali stellarum efficacia cognita, particularia consequenter accommodari possunt, si apte cum mathematici causa, iuncta fuerit etiam causa mixtionis.’

= Ptolemy, Quadripartitum (tr. Philipp Melanchthon) (A.2.11)

. Book I, 1-69; II, 70-131; III, 131-229; IV, 230-287.

288‑308

‘Claudii Ptolemaei Centiloquium sive Centum sententiae Io<vanni> Ioviano Pontano interprete. A te et a scientia, fieri enim nequit ut qui sciens est particulares rerum formas pronunciet — sin non moventur provincialis hostis erit. Finis.’