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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 29248(1 (olim Clm 29044)

s. XV.

Parchment, 10 f., a MS fragment made of five unnumbered bifolia, a single hand, decorated initials. Another bifolium from the same MS is now Munich, BSB, Clm 29830(4.

Astrology: Jacobus de Dondis, De fluxu et refluxu maris (1r-3r); Ptolemaica (3r-10v). The original MS also contained Zael’s Liber iudiciorum, of which fragments survive in Clm 29830(4 (see Juste, Catalogus, 182-183).


P. O. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, III, London-Leiden, 1983, 621 (Clm 29044); H. Hauke, Katalog der lateinischen Fragmente der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München, I: Clm 29202-29311, Wiesbaden, 1994, 61; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, I: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bayerische Staatsbibliothek de Munich, Paris, 2011, 180.


‘Prologus libri Ptolomei centum verborum in astrologia. Dixit Ptolomeus: Iam scripsi tibi, Ihesure, libros de hoc quod operantur stelle in hoc seculo… Verbum I. Sciencia stellarum ex te et ex illis est… Expositio. Quod dixit Pto<lomeus>, ex te et illis, significat quod qui res futuras prenoscere desiderat — et fuerint ascendentes in angulo ex angulis regni…’.

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (B.1.2), missing the end of v. 100. Glosses by the scribe.