Monday, October 21, 2019

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

[First posted in AWOL 8 February 2017, updated 21 October 2019]

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus
Project icon: lavishly furnished initial letter with a painting of Ptolemy using an astrolab.
he Project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL) is dedicated to the edition and study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological texts and related material. These include works by Ptolemy or attributed to him, commentaries thereupon, and other works that are of immediate relevance to understanding Ptolemy’s heritage in the Middle Ages and the early modern period up to 1700 A.D.
The PAL online database currently offers the following items:
  • Works: a cursory description of Arabic and Latin Ptolemaic works arranged in three categories: A=Authentic Works; B=Pseudepigrapha; C=Commentaries upon A and B
  • Manuscripts: a catalogue of Arabic and Latin Ptolemaic manuscripts
  • Glossary: a Greek-Arabic-Latin-English glossary of astronomical and astrological terms
  • Images: high definition reproductions of Ptolemaic works from a selected manuscript or early printed edition
  • Texts: searchable transcriptions of Ptolemaic works prepared from a selected manuscript or early printed edition 
The PAL database was first published in December 2016 and is being implemented almost on a daily basis, but visitors should be aware that it is still very much in progress.

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