Picatrix The Latin version of the 'Ghayat Al-Hakim'
The Latin version of pseudo-al-Majriti'sl Ghayat al-hakrm,2 known as the Picatrix. 3 does not need an introduction,4 but an editionS and studies of its vernacular versions6 and of its influence.7 This is the first volume of an attempt partially to meet these needs. It contains a critical edition of the Latin text based on an examination of almost all surviving manuscripts.8 carefully collated with each other and with their Arabic forefather. together with diplomatic editions of the excerpts from the Latin text preserved in various manuscripts (but not as quotations in other authors' works), and an index verborum. A second volume is planned which will contain the Italian, French.