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Astronomical calculations, chiefly of Eclipses, written in the 15th cent.

MS. D'Orville 188

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'Σύνταγμα Ψηφιφορικὸν καὶ σύνοδος πανσέληνος.'Εκλειψις ήλίου καὶ σελήνης. Εὔρεσις ἀκριβής. Τονηθεȋσα [sic] παρα τού ἱερωτάτον μητροπολίτου ϴεσσαλονίκης καὶ έξάρχου πάσης θετταλίας κυρίου'Iσηδώρου', comprising:

  1. (fol. 15) Glosses on the 'Αλιευτικά of Oppian, from i. 126 (''Ραδινόν τό λεπτόν') to v. 546
  2. (fol. 18) 'Κατά Μωαμεδ: beg. 'Kατὰ Σαρακινὢν οἴ καλούνται'Iσμαη-λἴται
  3. (fol. 24v) 'Ελγχος'Αγαρηνοὔ [i.e. 'Αραβικοῦ] πρὸς Χριστιανόν ούκ ἔχει ἀρχὴν τὸ ἀμφίβολον': beg. ''o Χριστιανός. Καὶ οὔτως εὗρον ταύτα ἐν τῷ Κουρανίω σου γεγραμμένα': at end 'Tέλος τού βιβλίου τού ἀκαθάρτου Μονχαμέτ.'

This volume originally contained a treatise of Methodius Περί τών ἐθνών ἀποδημίας κτλ. (18 leaves) and a treatise Περὶ των οβ' 'Ερμηνευτών. There is a full account of this MS. and of (fol. 18) in particular in the Miscellaneae Observationes Criticae, vol. ix, tom i (1738), pp. 100-139.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent.


64 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. D'Orville 188

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 5. 41

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 17066

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. D'Orville.

Custodial History

Owned and annotated by 'Ianus Rutgersius' in 1608: in 1738 it appears to have been in the public Library at Amsterdam.

Physical Facet

On paper


6 3/8 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom