Surfing the net this morning I found this article posted today
in the blog of Anton Grigoryev
which is the copycat of my post about the comet Lulin written the 9th of February:
Cardano became Campanella and PseudoPtolemaus Ephastio, but what? Obviously traditional sources are in agreement.
So please let’s try to respect others’work.
There is even the picture of the constellation as I did!
Moreover Anton Grigoryev was a friend with whom I shared everything for 4 years, to whom I opened my house in Rome, and who disappeared without any word and without giving back money I gave to him, a lot of money for me.
He knows quite well next week I will go to the Police in fact.
I believed he was a dear friend, I asked him to avoid this shame of Police, but the only reply I have is his copy-cat post.
I believe that in life one should be honest and true with everybody, and a man who steals money to a woman is a shameful view. Especially when he writes her she is a stupid and then he copies her post.
p.s. the reference for Cardano and the comets against the order of the signs is in the post of the 1st February, to be precise
Added the 22nd of February:
Moreover there are things unclear to me in his article. In the part where he does not follow my article, obviously 🙂 the part about images of Astrolabium Planum – Anton writes “Johannes Engel says in his book that his list of degree symbols is based on the manuscript attributed to Pietro d’Abano. Only one manuscript with this text survived, and rather of all it is precisely the same manuscript used by Engel. Sometimes Engel rather paraphrase the manuscript, but this symbol he repeats almost verbatim.”
The manuscript in Munchen library is quite different. Federici Vescovini – the Italian expert of Abano who found the manuscript describes it in one of her lectures. The three facies at the beginning of every sign are missing. In fact Engel in adding them is not using the facie rulership used in Albumasar chapter which is the source of the book – and there is no trace of the famous pictures. So according the Italian Professor, Engel largely reshaped the text. I’m translating her words verbatim.
This is the incipit of Aries, in fact (Wikipedia miracles):
How Anton can know the surviving manuscript is “the same manuscript used by Engel” this is a mistery to me.
In every case Abano took his book by the Spanish iluminated book written in the Court of Alphonse the Wise. Translation of the pages about paranatellonta have been translated by me last year, and could be downloaded here.