Anonymus Sangallensis

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Maass first edited the text from the St. Gall Ms 250 (s. IX4/4), hence giving it the name Anonymus Sangallensis. In two of the manuscripts this text is immediately followed by the De astronomia more christiano. Le Bourdellès discovered the two texts in other manuscripts, the oldest being Valenciennes, BM, Ms 343, and so argued that they were composed in a scriptorium in Northern France, and more particularly Corbie.

Incipit: Herodius dicit helicem licaonis fuisse filiam ...

Explicit: ... absides eius ultima in capricorno est.


Maass, Ernst. Commentariorum in Aratum reliquiae. Berlin: Weidmann, 1898, pp. 595-601. Hadravova, A. The Second Vatican Mythographer. The Newly Identified Manuscripts from the National Library in Prague. Prague, 2017, 323-331.


  • Le Bourdellès, Hubert. L’Aratus Latinus: étude sur la culture et la langue latines dans le Nord de la France au VIIIe siècle. Travaux et recherches. Lille: Université de Lille III, 1985, pp. 84-85.
  • Le Bourdellès, Hubert. "De astronomia more christiano." Studi medievali (3rd series) 32 (1991): 385-444.
  • Manuscripts

    In Leiden, UB, VLQ 75 and Munich, BSB, Clm 14569 (ff. 29r-32v) only More christiano.