Benedetti, Giovanni Battista de, Io. Baptistae Benedicti ... Diversarvm specvlationvm mathematicarum, et physicarum liber : quarum seriem sequens pagina indicabit ; [annotated and critiqued by Guidobaldo Del Monte]

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EPISTOLAE.
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                  ſi & Iunctini in Saturno non erat differentia plus quam minu .5. & in Ioue min .4. ſed
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                  ſecundum calculum huius in Saturno fuiſſet differentia gra .11. minu .54. & in Ioue
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                  grad .13. min .35. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3060" xml:space="preserve">Atque hæ ſunt quidem differentiæ magnæ, & monſtruoſæ vtipſe
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                  eas vocat, vt etiam eſtilla Veneris, & Mercurij inter tertiam figuram, & eius calcu-
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                  lum ſumptum, non quidem à tabulis laborioſis, ſed à ſimplicibus ephemeridibus Sta
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                  dij, quæ differentia
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                  eſt quidem paucorum graduum, cum ſit tertiæ partis cœli in
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                  quolibet dictotum planetarum. </s>
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                    <reg norm="Huiuſmodique" type="simple">Huiuſmodiq́;</reg>
                  monſtra certè non ſunt orta à ta-
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                  bulis ſiue ephemeridibus diuerſis, ſed ſunt partus huius authoris.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3062" xml:space="preserve">Pergens poſtea aſſiduè bonus hic vir hominibus dare ſpecimen doctrinæ ſuæ ape
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                  riendo (vt conatur) aliorum errores, proponit duas differentias inter primam fi-
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                  guram, & ſuum calculum ſuppoſitum Saturni, & Iouis. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3063" xml:space="preserve">Primum de Saturno ait,
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                  cum differentia ſit gra .1. min .30. oſtendit in directione,
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                  accidens ſit euenturum
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                  anno vno, & menſibus ſex ante, aut poſt, quaſi eiuſmodi differentia eſſet partium æ-
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                  quatoris, ſicuti eſt partium Zodiaci. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3064" xml:space="preserve">Idem dico de differentia Iouis. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3065" xml:space="preserve">Quod quidem,
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                  manifeſtum eſt inditium ſcientiæ ſuæ, & quantum ea intelligat de quibus loquitur.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3066" xml:space="preserve">Quod poſtea attinet ad differentiam inter Copernicum & Alfonſum, circa
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                  ,
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                  nullus eſt harum ſcientiarum peritus, qui id neſciat, & ſimiliter de differentia ſitus
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                    li</reg>
                  in reuolutionibus annuis.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3067" xml:space="preserve">Quod vero ait ſeptimam ſiguram malè
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                  fuiſſe, ſi non eſt maximus cer-
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                  tè non eſt minimus monſtruoſorum eius errorum. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3068" xml:space="preserve">Vbi itidem videri poteſt, quam
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                  alienus hic ſit ab hac ſcientia. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3069" xml:space="preserve">Nam ſi ſaltem curaſſet ſibi ab aliquo ſupputandum
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                  locum Solis per tabulas Alfonſi in inſtanti minutorum .36. pomeridianorum, certior
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                  factus eſſet quod in illo puncto Sol inueniebatur in minu 54. grad .11. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3070" xml:space="preserve">Geminorum,
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                  ideſt præterierat gra .10. cum min .54. vel ſi curaſſet ſibi inueniendum tempus, per
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                  dictas tabulas cum grad .10. min .54. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3071" xml:space="preserve">Geminorum vt faciendum eſt, ſequendo
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                  Alfonſum, & non per calculum Solis poſitum in ephemeridibus, vt parum periti fa
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                  cere ſolent, vidiſſet
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                  inuenta eſſent min .36. pomeridiana. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3072" xml:space="preserve">Leuis tamen occaſio hu
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                  ic fuit ſuſpicandi eiuſmodi tempus eſſe falſum, quod viderit in illa figura
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                  po
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                  ſitum eſſe cum gra .11. & non cum gra .10. min .54. non animaduertens ita notatum
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                  fuiſſe Solem vt omnes alios planetas, ſcilicet ſine minutis, quum, vt dixi, in reuolu
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                  tionibus non adhibeatur tanta ſcruploſitas.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3073" xml:space="preserve">Quod deinde ait, in illa figura Solem poſitum eſſe in decima domo, & non in .9.
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                  id relinquam iudicio eorum qui ſciunt numerare domos, ſaltem poſuiſſet authori-
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                  tate ſua Solem in dicta decima diuersè ab exemplo ei dato ab amico, vt oſtenderet
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                  ſe dicere verum, vt in ſecunda figura diſcrepat ab ipſo exemplo in collocando Leo-
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                  ne, Virgine, & Libra, & Scorpio, quos malè locauit, & ſi alii bene ſe habent.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3074" xml:space="preserve">Atque quod hactenus à me dictum eſt, ſatis ſit ad
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                  quale ſit
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                  dictæ eius diſputationis. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3075" xml:space="preserve">Sienim velim pergere notare omnia eius errorum loca, eſ
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                  ſet mihi inanis labor, & tibi nimia moleſtia. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3076" xml:space="preserve">Et quamuis non defuerint præſtantiſſi-
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                  mi viri, qui viſis eius ſcriptis familiariter eum monuere, & tu ipſe, vt audiui, cum
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                  theoricę in
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                  ei
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                  quo
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                  Mars poſſit morari amplius ſex
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                  ſibus in vno ſigno. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3077" xml:space="preserve">& præterea cum iam ab initio Taurinum aduenit, mecum com-
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                  municauerit illa ſua prima ſcripta,
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                  eum monuerim, quod in varijs
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                  falleba
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                  tur,
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                  ne ea imprimenda curaret, quia nullum honorem inde referret,
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                  eum hortans, vt potius alijs rebus operam daret, atque ei dixerim quod ad animad-
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                  uerſiones differentiarum ephemeridum attinet, quod id iam
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                  animaduerterant.
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s3078" xml:space="preserve">Mihi reſpondit ſe decreuiſſe illa edere, vt poſtea fecit, & tot admonitionibus non </s>
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