Archimedes, Archimedis De iis qvae vehvntvr in aqva libri dvo
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            & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">à uetuſtate profecta, neſcio quod ueſtigium illius
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            acuti, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">perſpicacis ingenij, quo Archimedes excel-
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            luit, impreſſum apparet: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">altera quòd tum græci, tum
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            latini ſcriptores grauisſimi hos ut Archimedis libros
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            recognoſcũt. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Strabo enim in primo libro hæc ad uer
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            bũ ſcribit. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ὁδὲ οὕτος ἡδὺς ἐ
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            στὶν, ὥστε η{αὶ} μὴ μαθηματιηὸςὤν, οὐδὲ
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            τὴν Αρχιμήδουςβεβαιοῖ δόξαν, ὅτιφησὶνἐη{εῖ} νος ἐν τοῖς περἱ τῶνὀχον-
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            μένων, παντὸς ὑγροῦ καθεστηηότος, καἱ μένοντος τὴνἑ πιφάν{ει}αν σφαιρι-
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            κὴν {εῖ}ν{αι}, σφ{αὶ} ρας ταυτὸ ηέντρον ἐφούσης τῆ γῆ. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ταὺ την γάρ τὴν δοξαν
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            ἀποδέχονται πάντες οἱ μαθημάτων πῶς άψάμενοι. </s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">Pappus Ale-
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            xandrinus in octauo mathematicarum collectionum
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            libro hæc ſcripta reliquit, ηαλοῦσι δὲ μηχανιηοὺςοἱ παλαιοὶ,
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            κ{αὶ} τοὺς θαυμασιουργοὺς, ὡνοἱ μὲν διὰ πνευμὰτων φιλοτεχνοῦσιν, ὡς
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            ἥρων πνευματιηοῖς, οἱ δὲ διὰ νευρίων καὶ σπάρτωνἐμψύχωνκινήσεις δο-
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            κοῦσι μιμ\~εισθαι, ὡςἥρων αὐτομάτοις, καὶ ζυγίοις: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ἄλλοι δὲ διὰ τῶν ἐφ
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            ὕδατος ὁχουμένων, ὡςὰρχιμήδης ὀχουμένοις. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Vitruuius etiam
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            in octauo libro de his eiſdem Archimedis libris me.
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            <s xml:space="preserve">minit. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Fortaſſe, inquit, qui Archimedis libros legit, di
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            cet non poſſe fieri ueram ex aqua librationem: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ſed ei
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            placet aquam non eſſe libratam, ſed ſphæroides habe
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            re ſchema: </s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">ibi habere centrum, quo loci habet or-
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            bis terrarum. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">ut nemini dubium eſſe posſit, quin & </s>
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            genere ſcriptionis, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">tãtorum uirorum auctoritate,
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            ut germani Archimedis libri attente legendi, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">per-
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            pendendi ſint: </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">præſertim cum in ijs multa continean
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            tur cognitione dignisſirna, quæ nõ tam ad mathema
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            ticas diſciplinas, quàm ad naturæ obſcuritatem ſpe-
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            ctant. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Quamobrem ego ne tanto, & </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">tam fructuoſo
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            theſauro diutius ſtudioſi carerent, primum loca par-</s>
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