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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Work C.2.17

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Epitome of the Quadripartitum (II)

An epitome of the Quadripartitum focusing on nativities more than on mundane astrology. The text ends abruptly in III.10 in the only known manuscript, which was copied in Germany in the first half of the sixteenth century.

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‘(Vatican, BAV, Pal. lat. 1366) (1r) [introduction] Inquit Ptholomeus Phelusiensis primo Quadripartiti: Astronomia est scientia qua duorum luminarium et quinque planetarum figure sciuntur secundum motum suum in comparatione unius ad alterum — non scitur nisi per suam causam. (1v-23v) [book i] Primus Quadripartiti liber. Quare astrologia presupponit astronomiam, que est completa, firma et stabilis — lege Ptholomeum folio 28 et secundus primi tractatus. (24r-29r) [book ii] Tractatus secundus incipit et tractat de universalibus. Inquit quod duo sunt in quibus hoc totum scire possumus — ut postea patebit in sequentibus. (30r-79r) [book iii] Liber tertius Quadripartiti de nativitatibus. Notandum pro regula universali quod conceptio et partus sibi correspondent — stelle possunt removere (?) mortem.’

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