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Re: VMs: "Zodiac" signs and Regulus
--- Nick Pelling <nickpelling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >You can find details in
> >Paul Kunitzsch, _Peter Apian und Azophi: Arabische
> >in Ingolstadt im frühen 16. Jahrhundert_ (Munich,
> 1986 [=
> >_Sitzungsberichte der Bayerische Akademie der
> >Philosphisch-Historische Klasse, Jahrgang 1986,
> Heft 3]),
> >pp. 53-56 [Exkurs III].
> Perhaps someone here could try to track down this
> short paper?
I have several from him, but perhaps not that
one. Stay tuned (but don't hold your breath).
> What I find particularly fascinating here is the
> mention of George of
> Trebizond's 1451 translation of Ptolemy's Almagest -
> I've emailed John
> Monfasani to see whether George himself is likely to
> have coined the name "Regulus".
I was recently intrigued to find out that Thaddeus
Hajek was interested in a work from Trebizond,
and wrote about it to Tycho Brahe. He wanted
to publish it or about it, but which document he
is talking about it not known.
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