Aratea Digital
Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Ms. Phill. 1830
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Digital facsimile available at StaBi Digitale Sammlungen.

Lagen: Fols. 1-2 are a bifolium (dimensions 233x285 mm); Fols. 3-10 is a regular quarto (size 235x300 mm); Fols. 11-12 are bifolium (size 214-224 x 296-300 mm); Quiremark 'I' (2v). To judge by the note on f. 1v, the current fols. 3-10 with the easter tables were originally placed within the bifolium fols. 1-2, forming one quire. Fols. 11-12 was probably part of Germanicus' Aratea, now preserved as Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Ms. Phill. 1832 (see there for history of both manuscripts).

Selected bibliography:

1r Blank.

1v-2v Dionysius Exiguus: Argumenta Paschalia. Incipit liber dyonisii exigui. Preface. Domino beatissimo et nimium desiderantissimo patri petrono episcopo … — … diuina gratia custodire dignetur. Explicit prefatio. A contemporary note at the lower boarder of f. 1v hoc signum require in fine cicli guided the reader to find the rest of the text after the paschal tables. The text follows now immediately, suggesting that the leaves with the tables were moved. (2v) Incipit cyclus decennouenalis quem greci ennea cai decaderida uocant. Contemporary note on the included tables: Constitutus a sanctis patribus in quo XIIImas lunas paschales … decimus lunaris est. Hic autem cyclus dynosii quinque decennovenalibus constat hoc est XCV annis. Sumitque exordium a DXXII anno incarnationis domini et desini in DCXXVI anno. Hunc ergo cyclum pretermisimmus, eo quod totus praeteriit.

On the measures of time. Annus solaris habet IIIIor tempora … — … Unum momentum habet ostentum unum et dimidium.

Argumentum for the leap year. Argumentum unde creatum sit bissextum. Annus habet horas VIII DCC has partire per VII … — … Sex palmae faciunt cubitum.

3r Rota (s. XII2 addition) for the zodiacal signs, indicating their Arabic names, the constellations within the three decans and the star groups. Aldoreia finis arietis caputque tauri stellas habet VII sicut hic apparet.

3v Wind diagram. Hic quoque potest uideri quo ordine spirant uenti ex uariis partibus plagarum.

Versus de duodecim ventis. Incipiunt uersus uentorum tam greco conscripti uocabulo quam et latino. Quattuor a quadro consurgunt limite uenti … — … Argescenque grai uocitant cognomine prisco. For parallel transmission see Mirabile. Meyer, H. ed. Anthologia Veterum Latinorum Epigammatum et Poematum. Vol. 2. Leipzig, 1835, p. 59.

4r-10v Paschal tables (years 532-1063). Annales Mettensis breves. Holder-Egger ed. Annales Laudunenses et S. Vincentii Mettensis breves. In MGH, SS, 15,2, pp.1293-1295.

11r Lunar table. Cursus lunae per duodecim signa.

11v-12r Planisphere depicting the constellations.

12v Blank.