Fī jirmay al-nayyirayn wa-bu‘dayhimma في جرمي النيرين وبعديهما Aristarchus أرسطرخس

IO Islamic 923, ff 52v-69r

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The record is made up of ff. 52v-69r. It was created in 13 Jumādá I 1198. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Aristarchus (أرسطرخس), De magnitudinibus et distantiis solis et lunae (περὶ μεγεθῶν καὶ ἀποστημάτων ἡλίου καὶ σελήνης; في جرمي النيرين وبعديهما)

The diagrams are collected on a fold out (f. 69r) following the text. At the end of the text is a collation note in Persian dated 13 Jumādá I without mention of the year (f. 68r), probably 1198 (4 April 1784).

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Begins (f. 52v, lines 2-4):

كتاب أرسطرخس في جرمي النيرين وبعديهما سبعة عشر شكلًا

صدر الكتاب نضع أن القمر يقبل الضوء من الشمس وأن قدر الأرض

عند فلك البروج قدر المركز والنقطة ...

Ends (f. 68v, lines 5-9):

... فبالمساواة نسبة ح ب إلى لط

أصغر من 65 إلى 116 عنى من نسبة 15 إلى 4 وبالتفصيل نسبة

ح ط إلى ط ب أصغر من نسبة 12 إلى

14 عنى من نسبة 3 إلى واحد

وذلك ما أردناه

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ff. 52v-69r
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Arabic in Arabic script
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Manuscript item

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IO Islamic 923, ff 52v-69r

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13 Jumādá I 1198 (AH, Hijri qamari)

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Edition:

  • Aristarchus of Samos, Kitāb fī jiramay al-nayyirayn , in Majmūʿ 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, translation and study of original Greek text:

  • Heath, Thomas, Aristarchus of Samos, the Ancient Copernicus: A History of Greek Astonomy to Aristarchus, together with Aristarchus's Treatise on the Size and Distance of the Sun and Moon (Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1913)

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Fī jirmay al-nayyirayn wa-bu‘dayhimma في جرمي النيرين وبعديهما Aristarchus أرسطرخس, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, IO Islamic 923, ff 52v-69r, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023602345.0x000004> [accessed 16 December 2019]

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