Archimedes, Archimedis De iis qvae vehvntvr in aqva libri dvo
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            risſimi uiri, quem ſemper honoris cauſſa nomino,
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            in lucem proferretur: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">mihi enim exploratisſimum
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            erat: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Franciſcum Maurolicum multo doctius, & </s>
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            exquiſitius hoc diſciplinarum genus ſcriptis ſuis tra
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            diturum. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſed cum id tardius fieret, hoc eſt, ut ego
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            interpretor, diligentius, mihi diutius hac ſcriptione
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            non ſuperſedendum eſſe duxi, præſertim cum iam li-
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            bri Archimedis de iis, quæ uehuntur in aqua, opera
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            mea illuſtrati typis excudẽdi eſſent. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">nec me alia cauſ
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            ſa impuliſſet, ut de centro grauitatis corporum ſoli-
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            dorum ſcriberem, niſi ut hac etiam ratione lux eis
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            quâm maxime fieri poſſet afferretur. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">atq; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">id eò mihi
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            faciendum exiſtimaui, quòd in ſpem ueniebam fore,
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            ut cum ego ex omnibus mathematicis primus, hanc
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            materiam explicandam ſuſcepiſſem; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſi quid errati for
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            te à me commiſſum eſſet, boni uiri potius id meæ de
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            ſtudioſis hominibus bene merẽdi cupiditati, quàm
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            arrogantiæ aſcriberent. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">reſtabat ut conſiderarem, cui
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            potisſimum ex principibus uiris contemplationem
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            hanc, nunc primum memoriæ, ac literis proditam de
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            dicarem. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">harum mearum cogitationum ſumma fa-
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            cta, exiſtimaui nemini conuenientius de centro graui
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            tatis corporum opus dicari oportere, quàm
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              xandro</emph>
              <emph style="sc">Farnesio</emph>
            grauisſimo, ac prudentisſi-
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            mo Cardinali, quo in uiro ſumma fortuna ſemper cũ
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            ſumma uirtute certauit. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">quid enim maxime in te ad-
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            mirari debeant homines, obſcurum eſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">uſuḿne re-</s>
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