Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.3.10

De gradu ascendentis investigando

A commentary on v. 34 of the Centiloquium in Plato of Tivoli’s translation (C.3.1.1) and on Pseudo-Ptolemy’s Dixerunt Ptholomeus et Hermes quod locus Lune… (B.5), i.e. on the rectification of nativities according to both Ptolemy’s animodar and the ‘Trutina Hermetis’. The text is extant in a single manuscript, copied in the fifteenth century probably in Italy and which is likely to be the author’s copy. In this manuscript, the commentary is preceded on f. 83r-84r by Ptolemy’s chapter on the animodar from the Quadripartitum (III.2), together with Haly Abenrudian’s commentary in Egidius de Tebaldis’s translation (C.2.2).

Text ‘(Vienna, ÖNB, 3124) De gradu ascendentis investigando secundum Ptolomeum et secundum alios invenitur facies vel saltem signum. [text] Ptolomeus verbo 34 Centiloquii inquit: Almusteuli super gradu coniunctionis erit in simili gradu anguli… [comm.] Expositio. Primo oportet investigare gradum coniunctionis vel preventionis que fuerit ante nativitatem et proprior… (85ra) De gradu ascendentis verissime inveniendo. Semper Luna in nativitate gradus eius describit in conceptione… [text] Dixerunt Pth<olomeu>s et Hermes: Locus Lune in nativitate hominis est gradus… [comm.] Expositio. Equabis Lunam in hora nativitatis… (85rb) Glosa circha (!) expositionem. Equabis Lunam hora nativitatis etc. Ad equandum Lunam in hora nativitatis, oportet ut primo habeamur gradum ascendentis — secundum distanciam horarum et minutorum a puncto conceptionis ad punctum nativitatis.’

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