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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
> Sternbilder
> >in Ingolstadt im frühen 16. Jahrhundert_ (Munich,
> 1986 [=
> >_Sitzungsberichte der Bayerische Akademie der
> Wissenschaften_,
> >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.

Cheers, Rene

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