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Leiden, Universitaire Bibliotheken, GRO 21

Composite manuscript

Germany (?) / France (Munk Olsen) — s. XII - s. XIII

Hyginus, De astronomia

Excerptum de astrologia

Digital facsimile available at Leiden University Library, Digital Collections

Geel, Catalogus librorum manuscriptorum qui inde ab anno 1741 Bibliothecae Lugduno-Batavae accesserunt. Leiden, 1852, No 448. — Munk Olsen, Catalogue 1, p. 197 (recueil factice, 6 parts (written s. XII-XIII), united s. XIII (cf. table of content f. Iv); Cicero and Gellius contemporary and homogene: s. XII ex; quaternions 225 x 142, 64 lines. Origin France. Hyginus 41 lines; origin: France).. — Viré, Ghislaine. ‘La transmission du De astronomia d’Hygin jusqu’au XIIIe siècle’. Revue d’histoire des textes 11 (1981): 159–276. — Zucker, Arnaud. ‘Exploring the Relevance of the Star-Positions in the Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts of Hyginus’ De Astronomia’. In Certissima Signa. A Venice Conference on Greek and Latin Astronomical Texts, ed. by Filippomaria Pontani, 153–212. Venice: Ca’Foscari, 2017.

Part 1 (ff. 1-40)

s. XIIex

1ra-22rb Cicero: De finibus bonorum et malorum.

23ra-24vb Cicero: Timaeus.

25ra-40vb Aulus Gellius: Noctes Atticae.

Part 2 (ff. 41-59)

s. XII2 - s. XIII1/4

41ra-45vb Gerbert of Aurillac: Geometria Gerberti. Incipit theorica geometriae. In quatuor matheseos ordine disciplinarum tercium.

45ra-52vb Hugo of St. Victor: Incipit practicam geometriae . Practicam geometriae nostris tradere conatus sum.

52vb Later additions (s. XIII2?): astrological verse Vult aries sibi quod sit et acquisitio iuncta …; on the houses of the zodiacal sings Mercurii prima domus et coniunctur et albus ….

53ra-53vb On the celestial circles and the postiton of the constellations. Spera sit omni parte equalis et rotunda … — … leua manu ipsius serpentis pectus flexuosum.

53vb-54ra Excerptum de astrologia (missing 2/3 of the text). Duo sunt vertices mundi quos appelant polos … — … inter cancrum et uirginem leo dicitur constitutus.

54ra Isidore: Etymologiae (excerpt from lib. 13,11: De ventis). Hi XII uenti mundi globum circumagunt flatibus … — … duo cardines sunt septentrio et auster.

54ra-54v Originally left blank. Later additions (s. XIII2?): medical recipies and computistical argumenta. On f. 54v table [D] icendum quod tabule iste sunt composite secundum clyma parisanum et translate secundum clyma parysiense ….

55ra-58vb Hyginus: De astronomia (lib. 3 - lib. 4,8). Igitur incipiemus a polo boreo protinus dicere … — … et quae perveniant ad occasum.

58vb-59rb Gerbert of Aurillac: Letter to Constantinus on making a hemisphere. Gerbertus papa constantino aurelianensi. Spera mi frater de qua queris ad celestes circulos uel signa ostendenda conponitur … — … per vi antarcticos circulos metiri poteris.

59rb-59vb Hyginus: De astronomia (excerpt from lib. 2,1-3). Hanc autem hesiodus ait esse calisto nomine … — … ut erathostenes demonstrat.

Part 3 (ff. 60-75)

s. XII2 - s.XIII1

60ra-75vb Commentary in Boethius' Concolatio philosophiae.

Part 4 (ff. 76-79)

s. XIII2

76ra-79vb The first short text is attributed to Johannes de Garlandia: [H] uius operis auctor id est ligator unicus fuit … summus omnium dictatorum lemonicensis Johannes.