كتاب إسقلاوس في المطالع Kitāb Isqilawus fī maṭāli‘ Hypsicles إبسقلاوس

IO Islamic 1249, ff 111v-116r

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The record is made up of ff. 111v-116r. It was created in Jumādá I 1198. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Arabic version of the Anaphoricus (Ἀναφορικός; في المطالع) by the astronomer and mathematician Hypsicles of Alexandria (Ὑψικλῆς; إبسقلاوس [here written إسقلاوس and إيسقلاوس]; first half of 2nd century BC), translated from the Greek by Qusṭā ibn Lūqā (قسطا بن لوقا; d. ca 912), revised by al-Kindī (الكندي; d. ca 873) and presented here in the edition of Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (d. 1274).

The diagrams are collected on a fold out (f. 116r) following the text.

Begins (f. 111v, lines 2-5):

كتاب إسقلاوس في المطالع مما أصلحه الكندي وهو من نقل قسطا بن لوقا

البعلبكي وهو يشتمل على ثلث م

Ends (115r, lines 2-4):

... وإذا عرفنا مطالع الجزء

وكانت الزيادات معلومة فمطالع جميع الأجزاء معلومة وذلك

ما أرادناه ...

Colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. (115r, lines 4-5):

... تم كتاب إيسقلاوس

في المطالع

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ff. 111v-116r
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Arabic in Arabic script
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Manuscript item

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IO Islamic 1249, ff 111v-116r

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Jumādá I 1198 (AH, Hijri qamari)

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Edition:

  • Hypsicles, Kitāb al-Maṭāliʿ , in Majm ūʿ al-rasāʼil ḥarrarahā Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Ṭūsī (Ḥaydarābād al-Dakkan: Dāʼirat al-Maʿārif al-ʿUthmānīyah, 1358-1359 [1939-1940])

Edition of original Greek text, Arabic version, and German translation:

  • Die Aufgangszeiten der Gestirne, Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen. Philologisch-Historische Klasse, 3. Folge, Nr.62, V. de Falco and M. Krause, eds (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck u. Ruprecht, 1966)

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كتاب إسقلاوس في المطالع Kitāb Isqilawus fī maṭāli‘ Hypsicles إبسقلاوس, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, IO Islamic 1249, ff 111v-116r, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023285040.0x000005> [accessed 13 November 2018]

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