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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Cologne, Johannes Gymnicus, 1544

Title page:

‘Georgii Trapezuntii in Claudii Ptolemaei Centum aphorismos commentarius. Eiusdem De antisciis in quorum rationem fata sua reiicit. Item ab eodem Cur astrologorum iudicia plerumque fallant. Nunc primum omnia in lucem edita. Additus est dialogus Ioannis Pontani in quo doctissime disputatur quatenus credendum sit astrologiae. Cum privilegio et gratia quinque annorum. Coloniae Ioan<nes> Gymnicus excudebat, anno MDXVIIII.’

Astrology: dedicatory letter ‘Magna fide et eruditione viro, Philippo Bucchamero, amplissimi maximeque reverendi cardinalis dn. Alberti archiepiscopi Moguntini etc, primario medico, iacobus curio Hofemianus S. D.’ (A2r-[A4]r); Ptolemaica ([A4]v-[K6]r); ‘Tabella antisciorum’ ([K6]v-[K7]r); George of Trebizond, Liber de antisciis [[K7]v-L4v]; George of Trebizond, Cur astrologorum iudicia plerumque fallant (L5r-[M6]v); Giovanni Pontano, Dialogus: Quatenus credendum sit astrologiae ([M7]r-[N6]v).

Lit.

VD16 P 5264

Exemplar

Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, A.gr.b. 3084

[A4]v‑[K6]r

‘Georgii Trapenzuntii commentaria in Centum aphorismos Claudii Ptolemaei. Librum Claudii Ptolemaei mihi Alfonse rex inclyte traductum quem vulgo Centiloquium ipse fructum appellat… ([A6]r) Iam pridem perutiles ad praevidendum operationes stellarum, o Syre, quas in hoc composito efficiunt mundo exposuimus… Libellus hic quem de Graeco traductum nomini tuo dedicavimus, illustrissime rex… ([A8]v) Aphorismus I. Abs te et a scientia, non est enim possibile ut huius scientiae professor particulares rerum ideas praevideat… Abs te, inquit, hoc est a quadam insita vi animi et ingenio et a scientia naturae stellarum praecognitio fit — ut sicut raro apparent, sic inconsueta significare videantur. Commentariorum Trapezuntii in aphorismos Ptolemaei finis.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. George of Trebizond) (B.1.7)

, George of Trebizond’s preface, [A4]v-[A6]r; author’s preface, [A6]r; commentary on author’s preface, [A6]r-[A8]r; text and commentary in alternating sequence, [A8]v-[K6]r.