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Cris : Journal of the Historical Society of Križevci, Vol. XI No. 1, 2009

Original scientific paper

The Sources of Petrić’s Panaugia

DAVOR BALIĆ   ORCID icon ; Odsjek za filozofiju, Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Osijek, Hrvatska

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BALIĆ, D. (2009). Izvori Petrićeve Panaugije. Cris, XI (1), 186-221. Retrieved from
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In Panaugia, the first part of his work Nova de universis philosophia, Frane Petrić (Franciscus Patricius, 1529-1597) made reference to 92 different sources. In his doctrine on light and illumination Petrić mainly relied on Zoroaster’s prophecies as well as on the wisdom, speeches and traditions of the Chaldeans, particularly appreciating Zoroaster’s reflexions on conflagrating world (de empyreo mundo). In contrast to this, Aristotle’s doctrine on light and illumination, together with his entire philosophy, was continually and fervently criticized by Petrić. He agreed only with the Aristotle’s doctrine on the nature of stars, haeven and aether.
Besides, Panaugia is a valuable source of information on Petrić’s biography and bibliography. While writing Panaugia Petrić made a note of his age, on his trips to Dalmatia, Greece, Asia, Italy, France and Spain as well as a note of his stay on the island of Cyprus. Among the bibliographic data, Petrić emphasized only one of his works Philosophiae de rerum natura libri II. priores (1587) together with some bibliographic information on some works of Aristotle, Augustine, Eusebius of Caesarea, Hermes Trismegistus, Plato, Plato’s disciple (Platonis auditor) and Proclus.
The authors’ names that he had made reference to in Panaugia were mainly included in the alphabetical list “Autorum qui hoc Nov≥ philosophi≥ opere citantur catalogus”. Nevertheless, seventeen sources in Panaugia were not included in his “List of Authors”, among which there are three authors, philosophic and religious traditions, scholars in science and humanities, peoples or professions.

Frane Petrić; Nova de universis philosophia; Panaugia; Zoroaster; the Chaldeans; Aristotle

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