Appendix D Appendix Descriptive Ccatalogue of Lunaria

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In support of this project, I gathered and analyzed about 200 published lunaria. The following catalogue presents the results of that research.

For each text, the catalogue indicates the manuscript in which it is found, its date, the specific page(s) where the text appears, and the pages where it is found in the printed edition; along with information as to its title or attribution (if any), the lunarium type and plan of organization, its components (indicated by the abbreviations presented above), and the language in which the text is written.

The specific components of each lunarium are identified using the following set of abbreviations:

b

(Biblia)

a

(agenda)

n

(natus); when male and female births are differentiated, n1 will be used for males, n2 for females

i

(infirmus)

si

(signa)

so

(somnium)

f1

(furtum)

f2

(fugitivus)

ph

(phlebotomia)

ps

(Psalterium)

m

(meteorologica)

mn

(mundana): mundane components (agriculture, political events, pestilence, etc.)

c

(carcer)

ton

(tonitruale) [Georgian examples only]

eph

(ephod) [Georgian examples only]

s.o.

(stella ophiomimeta) [Georgian examples only]

  1. Hesiod, Opera & dies (lines 765-828; 8th century BC). General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2. Greek.
  2. Vitruvius, De architectura IX.ii.2-4 (1st century BC). This text is relevant because it enumerates the lunar days (or phases). It is not a lunarium, however. Latin.
  3. Johannes Laurentius Lydus, (6th century AD), De ostentis (6th century AD).
    1. Veterum observationes ad lunam spectantes secundum menses lunares discretae (chapters xvii-xx, pp. 48-54). General lunarium organized by 12 signs: m—mn. Greek. [This text is discussed in chapter 5].
    2. Καθολικὴ ἐπιτήρησις πρὸς σελήνην άπὸ τῆς θερινῆς τροπῆς ἐκ τῶν Λαβεῶνος1 (Labeonis observationes lunares; chapter xlii, edited by Wachsmuth, 1897, 93-95). Mundane lunarium organized by 12 signs: m—mn. Aquarius and Pisces are combined as a single entry. Greek.
  4. CCAG III (Codices Mediolanenses, edited by Martini and Bassi, 1901).
    1. Codex Mediolanensis E 16 sup. (13th century; folios 39v-46); pp. 32-39. General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f1/f2; this text is highly unusual in that it associates each lunar day with both a biblical and a pagan personage or event—thus, the sixth day of the moon is given as the birthday of both Artemis and Nimrod. Greek.
    2. Codex Mediolanensis E 16 sup. (13th century; folio 47); pp. 39-40. Decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Greek.
  5. CCAG IV (Codices Italici, edited by Bassi, Cumont, Martini and Olivieri, 1903).
    1. Codex Mutensis 85 (III, C, 6] (15th century; folio 92); pp. 110-113. General lunarium organized by 12 signs: m—mn. Attributed to Melampus. Greek. [This text is discussed in the chapter on brontologia].
    2. Codex Neapolitanus II. C. 33 (1495; folios 393-395); pp. 139-142. Attributed to “the Persian philosopher Zanate”;2 general lunarium organized by 12 signs: a—n1/n2—i—f1/f2. Greek.
    3. Codex Neapolitanus II. C. 33 (1495; folios 396-397); pp. 142-145. General lunarium organized by 30 named phases: a—n—f1/f2. Greek.
  6. CCAG V.3 (Codices Romani, edited by Heeg, 1910).
    1. Codex Vaticanus gr. 1056 (14th century; folio 136); pp. 90-91. Catarchic lunarium organized by 28 lunar mansions: a only. Greek.
    2. Codex Parisinus gr. 2419 (15th century; folio 27); pp. 91-93. Catarchic lunarium organized by 28 lunar mansions: a only. Greek.
    3. Codex Vaticanus gr. 1056 (14th century; folio 136v); pp. 93-94. Catarchic lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only (lists favorable signs for each of 15 activities). Greek.
    4. Codex Vaticanus gr. 1056 (14th century; folios 137-139); pp. 94-96. Catarchic lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only. Greek.
  7. CCAG VII (Codices Germani, edited by Boll, 1908).
    1. Codex Monacensis 287 (14th century; folios 19v-20); p. 101. Ἡσιόδου εὔχρησται τῆς σελήνης ἡµέραι αὕται; catarchic lunarium (days): a only (simply lists auspicious days, summarized from Hesiod). Greek.
  8. CCAG VIII.1 (Codices Parisini, edited by Cumont, 1929).
    1. Codex Parisinus 2424 (ca. 1400; folios 220v-222); pp. 218-219. Catarchic lunarium organized by 28 lunar mansions: a only. Greek.
  9. CCAG VIII.4 (Codices Parisini, edited by Boudreaux, 1921).
    1. Codex Parisinus gr. 1884 (1503; folio 139v); pp. 102-104. Melampodis lunarii fragmenta; catarchic lunarium (days): a only (designates days, or parts of days, as εὔχρηστος or ἄχρηστος). Subdivision of days appears to be particularly associated with texts attributed to Melampus; this appears to be a very early form of lunarium, perhaps related to the Egyptian division of each day into three parts. Greek.
    2. Codex Parisinus gr. 1884 (1503; folios 150v-153); pp. 105-107. Σεληνοδρόµιον ταχθὲν ἐκ β′ βιβλίων; supposed to be a summary of two earlier lunaria (one attributed to Melampus, the other to king Psammetichus); General lunarium organized by 29 named phases: a—i —f1/f2 (edition includes days 1-8, 29 only). Greek.
  10. CCAG X (Codices Athenienses, edited by Delatte, 1924).
    1. Codex Atheniensis 1265 (ca. 1600; folios 5-6v); pp. 72-74. Catarchic lunarium (days): a only. Greek.
    2. Codex Bibl. Soc. Hist. 115 (18th century; folios 1r-1v); pp. 72-74. Catarchic lunarium (days): a only; expanded version of the preceding; ends with day 20. Greek.
    3. Codex Bibl. Soc. Hist. 115 (18th century; folio 2v); pp. 75-76. Catarchic lunarium (days): a only (names an angel and a demon associated with each day; ends with day 14). Greek.
    4. Codex Bibliothecae Publicae 1265 (ca. 1600; folio 13v); pp. 96-97. Travel lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only; only the first half (Aries—Virgo) is extant. Greek.
    5. Codex Bibliothecae Publicae 1275 (19th century; folios 22-25v); pp. 121-126. Davidis et Salomonis Lunarium; general lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2. Greek.Codex Bibliothecae Publicae 1275 (19th century; folios 44v-49); pp. 136-139. Menologia aegrotantium: four short medical lunaria (days): i only. Greek.
    6. Codex Bibliothecae Publicae 1350 (19th century; folios 79v-83v); pp. 196-200. General lunarium (days): b—a—n —i—f1/f2. Greek.
    7. Codex Bibl. Soc. Hist. 211 (17th century; folios 49v-56v); pp. 243-247. General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f1/f2. Greek.
  11. CCAG XI.1 (Codices Hispanienses, edited by Zuretti, 1932).
    1. Codex Scorialensis I.R.14 (15th century; folios 153-157); pp. 134-144. General lunarium organized by 30 named phases: a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2; this curious lunarium appears to incorporate fragments from much earlier texts: days 1, 2, 3, and 4 are associated with the births of Hermes, Phosphoros, Anemos, and Ares, respectively; for days 6, 23, and 27 (only), prognostics for fugitives and stolen property are credited to Melampus; this is clearly an intrusive element, since it is presented alongside another prognostic (e.g. day 23: “The fugitive and what is stolen will not be found; Melampus says it will be found quickly”; day 27: “The fugitive will be found within three days, but Melampus says within ten days”). Greek.
  12. CCAG XI.2 (Codices Hispanienses, edited by Zuretti, 1934).
    1. Codex Matritensis Bibl. Nat. 4616 (15th century; folio 91); pp. 154-156. Catarchic lunarium (days): a only (identifies all days as φωτίσµεναι or ἀφώτιστοι; then designates days, or parts of days, as εὔχρηστος or ἄχρηστος); the descriptions of days 1-8 (only) are attributed to Melampus. Greek.
    2. Codex Matritensis Bibl. Nat. 4616 (15th century; folios 92-95); pp. 157-162. General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f1/f2. Greek.
  13. CCAG XII (Codices Rossici, edited by Šangin, 1936).
    1. Codex Musaei Histor. Mosqu. graec. 186 (11th century; folio 158); p. 195. Travel lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only. Greek.
  14. Burnett (2006), “Late antique and medieval Latin translations of Greek texts on astrology and magic.”
    1. Chantilly, MS Museé Condé 322 (641) (14th century; folios 138r-139r) / London, MS British Library Harley 5402 (12th century; folios 1r-15r); pp. 344-348. De Luna secundum Aristotilem; general lunarium organized by 28 lunar mansions: a—n1/n2. Latin translation of a Byzantine text.
  15. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), Causae et curae (edited by Kaiser, 1903)
    1. Book V (pp. 235-242). Genethlialogical lunarium (days): n1/n2 only; this unusual text offers descriptions and prognostics for males / females conceived on each day of the moon. Latin.
  16. Budge (1976), The Syriac book of medicines (12th century MS; original work dated to the 5th century).
    1. “Another way” (pp. 536-537). Decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Syriac.
    2. “Again, a forecast concerning a sick man, derived from the days of the moon, whether he will live, or die” (pp. 537-538). Decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Syriac.
    3. “Another forecast concerning the sick” (pp. 542-546). Decumbiture lunarium organized by 12 months and 12 signs: i only; for each month, prognostics are offered for those who fall ill when the moon is in each of the 12 signs (144 permutations). Syriac.
    4. “Another, concerning the road” (pp. 554-555). Travel lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only. Syriac.
    5. “Concerning the days of the moon, and how all the hours thereof are called ‘working agents’” (pp. 555-556). Catarchic lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only; begins with the statement that “from the twenty-seventh day of the moon to the half of the fourth day of the moon, it is meet for thee to do nothing. From the half of the fourth day of the moon to the eleventh day of the moon it is meet for thee to do anything. From the twelfth day of the moon until the twenty-seventh day of the moon, do everything.” The rest of the text is fragmentary, giving various agenda for the 15th day of the moon when it occupies each of the 12 signs (but for the 10th day of the moon in Taurus). Syriac.
    6. “Another forecast as to the day when a man should set out on a journey” (pp. 556-557). Travel lunarium (days): a only. Some days are subdivided (morning, ninth hour, “turn of the day”). Syriac.
    7. “And the evil (i.e., unlucky) days of the months” (p. 557). General lunarium (days): a—n—i. Syriac.
    8. “Another. The good (i.e., lucky) days of the months” (pp. 557-559). General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i. This is obviously an eclectic text; most days are simply characterized as good or bad, while some include specific agenda. Genethlialogical prognostics are offered only for days 14, 15, and 24, and a decumbiture prognostic only for day 25. Only day 24 is associated with a biblical event (“Bad, for on this day Pharaoh was born”). Syriac.
    9. “Again, another set of forecasts concerning the days of the moon, which will inform thee on which days it is right to do work” (pp. 560-565). General lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f2. Syriac.
    10. “Concerning those who fall into prison, whether they will return immediately, or whether they will remain there” (p. 627). Incarceration lunarium organized by 12 signs: c—i. Predicts the outcome of incarceration; warns of the dangers of falling ill during the winter when the moon is in Cancer. Syriac.
    11. “For him that wisheth to wage war against his neighbor” (pp. 627-628). Military lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only; the outcome is modified by the presence of other planets with the moon in the same sign. Syriac.
    12. “Again, an admonition as to whether a man shall make a petition to the king, or anything else” (p. 628). Catarchic lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only. Syriac.
    13. “Another kind of divination—about marriage” (p. 628). Catarchic lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only. Syriac.
  17. Ottavio Beltrano (1647), Almanacco Perpetuo.
    1. Delle trenta mansioni della Luna (Prima Parte, Trattato Settimo, cap. II, pp. 316-317). Specialized lunarium (days): b only; simply lists biblical events for days of the moon (1-27 only). Italian.
    2. Le vintotto divisioni del Zodiaco dell’ottava sfera con i nomi, che gli furono imposti, & anco chiamate Mansioni della Luna (Seconda Parte, Trattato Primo, cap. III, pp. 383-387). Catarchic lunarium organized by 28 lunar mansions: a only; also gives the name of each lunar mansion, its sidereal (not zodiacal) position, its temperament (e.g. dry, moist), and its planetary significator. Italian.
    3. Delle Mansioni della Luna, e lor significato (Seconda Parte, Trattato Primo, cap. IV, pp. 387-391). General lunarium (days): a—n—i—f1—ph; for the 19th day (only), the name of the lunar mansion is given, along with its sidereal position and temperament; days 29 and 30 are combined to make a single entry. Italian.
    4. Dell’Elettione secondo il corso, che fà la Luna per lì 12. Segni Celesti in qualsiuoglia dì dell’anno: ove s’insegna qual giorno sarà buono a pigliar medicine, purghe, bagni stuse, cauar sangue, ò far qualsiuoglia altro medicamento (Seconda Parte, Trattato Primo, cap. V, pp. 391-395). General lunarium organized by 12 signs: a—ph; most of the agenda are medical (purging, bathing, taking medicine).
  18. Cockayne (1866/1966), Leechdoms, wortcunning, and starcraft of early England.
    1. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii. (11th century; folios 34b-35a) / MS Cotton Calig. A. xv (late 11th century; folios 121b-122a): pp. 150-151. Decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin and Old English.
    2. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii. (11th century; folios 35b-36a) / MS Cotton Calig. A. xv (late 11th century; folios 127b-128a): pp. 154-157. Dream lunarium (days): so only. Largely identical to d (below); Old English version of Codex Vaticanus lat. 642, folios 91a-91b, printed by Förster (1903), below.
    3. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii. (11th century; folios 39a-39b): pp. 156-159. Genethlialogical lunarium (days): n only. Combines days 29-30 to make a single entry. Old English.
    4. MS Oxford Bodl. Hatton 115 [Junius 23] (ca. 1120; folio 148a): pp. 158-161. Dream lunarium (days): so only. Combines days 29-30 to make a single entry. Largely identical to b (above); Old English version of Codex Vaticanus lat. 642, folios 91a-91b, printed by Förster (1903), below.
    5. MS Oxford Bodl. Hatton 115 [Junius 23] (ca. 1120; folio 148b): pp. 160-163. Genethlialogical lunarium (days): n only; days 1-14 only. Old English.
    6. MS Oxford Bodl. Hatton 115 [Junius 23] (ca. 1120; folio 152b-153b): pp. 176-181. General lunarium (days): a—i—f1; a prognostic for theft is offered for day 5 only, a decumbiture prognostic for day 8 only; on day 1, petitioning the king is recommended “at the third hour of the day, or at high water,” on day 9, “before high water”; days 1-17 only. Old English.
    7. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii (11th century; folio 38a): pp. 182-183. Decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Old English.
    8. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii (11th century; folios 30b-33b): pp. 184-197. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—ph—f1/f2. Recommendations for phlebotomy sometimes refer to subdivisions of days (e.g. day 4: “From the sixth hour until noon it is a good moon for bloodletting”). Latin with Old English gloss.
  19. Förster (1903), “Die Kleinliteratur des Aberglaubens im Altenglischen.”
    1. Codex Vaticanus lat. 642 (12th century; folios 91a-91b): p. 356. Dream lunarium (days): so only. Edition includes days 1-13 only.3 Latin.
  20. Förster (1912), “Beiträge zur mittelalterlichen Volkskunde VIII.”
    1. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii (11th century; folio 36b): pp. 18-21. Genethlialogical lunarium (days): n only. Latin with Old English gloss.
    2. MS Cambridge Corpus Christi College 391 (2nd half of 11th century; folio 716): pp. 21-26. Genethlialogical lunarium (days): n only. Old English.
    3. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii (11th century; folios 36b-37a) / MS Cotton Calig. A. xv (late 11th century; folios 125b-126a): pp. 32-34. Decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin with Old English gloss.
    4. MS Cambridge Corpus Christi College 391 (2nd half of 11th century; folio 717): pp. 34-36. Decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Old English.
    5. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii (11th century; folio 40a [sic]): pp. 34-36.4 Decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Old English.
    6. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii (11th century; folios 65a): pp. 36-37. Catarchic lunarium (days): a only. Classifies days as bonum, non bonum, or melior; some days are subdivided (e.g. day 13, bonum est usque ad hora nona; day 21, in matutina bonum). Days 29 and 30 are combined as a single entry. Latin.
    7. Codex Vaticanus lat. 642 (12th century; folios 91b-94a): pp. 38-42. General lunarium (days): a—n—i —f1/f2. Many of the agenda have the condition of mari pleno [at high tide]; day 23 reads mari pleno et mari reverso [at high and low tide]. Latin.
    8. MS Oxford Bodl. Hatton 115 [Junius 23] (ca. 1120; folio 152b-153b) / MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii (11th century; folio 39b-40a): pp. 43-45.5 General lunarium (days): a—i—f1; a prognostic for theft is offered for day 5 only, a decumbiture prognostic for day 8 only; on day 1, petitioning the king is recommended “at the third hour of the day, or at high water,” on day 9, “before high water”; days 1-17 only. Old English.
  21. Förster (1925-26), “Die altenglischen Traumlunare.”
    1. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii (11th century; folios 35b-36a): pp. 67-74. Dream lunarium (days): so only. Latin with English gloss.
    2. MS Cotton Calig. A. xv (late 11th century; folios 131b-132a) / MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii (11th century; folios 37b-38aMS / MS Cambridge Corpus Christi College 391 (2nd half of 11th century; folios 720-721): pp. 79-86. Dream lunarium (days): so only. Old English.
    3. MS Oxford Bodl. Hatton 115 [Junius 23] (ca. 1120; folio 148a): pp. 90-92. Dream lunarium (days): so only. Old English.
  22. Förster (1944), Vom Fortleben antiker Sammellunare im englischen und in anderen Volkssprachen.
    1. MS Aberystwyth Peniarth 26 (P2) (15th century; folios 15-19): pp. 16-19. General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f1/f2—ph. Latin.
    2. MS Egerton 821 (12th century; folios 7b-8a): p. 20. General lunarium (days distributed among the 12 signs): b—a. Latin.
    3. MS Cotton Tiber. A. iii (11th century; folios 30b-33b): pp. 79-129.6 De observatione lune & que cauenda sunt; general lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. Latin with Old English gloss.
    4. MS Ashmole 189 (15th century; folios 64a-67a): p. 137. General lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—ph (ends with day 22; Förster prints days 16-17 only). English.
    5. MS Ashmole 391, pt. 1 (ca. 1500; folios 3v-5r): pp. 138-143.7 Danyel his dremys; general lunarium (29 days): b—a—n—i—so—f1/f2. English.
    6. MS München Cgm. 5250/26 (12th century; stray quarto leaf): pp. 148-150. “Tegernseer Sammellunar”; general lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so. Fragmentary (days 11-20 only). German; Förster reconstructs the Latin text in footnotes (largely based on MS Vaticanus lat. 3101).
    7. Inkunabel 7922 (E. Fromolt, Vienna, ca. 1481): pp. 160-163. General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f1/f2. Latin.
  23. Günzel (1993), Ælfwine’s Prayerbook.
    1. London, British Library, Cotton Titus D. xxvii (1st half of 11th century; folio 2r): p. 89. Ad sanguinem minuendam; phlebotomy lunarium (days): ph only; some days are subdivided (e.g. Luna .iii. Ad hora .iii. bona est). Latin.
    2. London, British Library, Cotton Titus D. xxvii (1st half of 11th century; folio 27r-29v): pp. 117-120. Argumentum lunare ad requirendam quomodo luna qualiter observitur; general lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f1/f2—ph. Latin.
    3. London, British Library, Cotton Titus D. xxvi (1st half of 11th century; folio 4v): p. 145. Quali tempora aperienda sit uena; phlebotomy lunarium (days): ph only. Warns against drawing blood during the dies caniculares (50 days beginning mid-August) and on the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th days of each lunar month; recommends bloodletting on the 4th, 14th, and 24th days). Latin.
    4. London, British Library, Cotton Titus D. xxvi (1st half of 11th century; folios 6r-6v): pp. 146-147. De flebotomatione uel de minuendo sanguine; phlebotomy lunarium (days): ph only (day 10 missing); some days are subdivided (e.g. Luna .xxi. In matutina bona est). Latin.
    5. London, British Library, Cotton Titus D. xxvi (1st half of 11th century; folios 7v-8r): pp. 147-148. Incipit lunares sancti Danielis de natiuitate; genethlialogical lunarium (days): n only. Latin.
    6. London, British Library, Cotton Titus D. xxvi (1st half of 11th century; folios 8r-9r): pp. 148-149. Incipit lunares de aegris; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
    7. London, British Library, Cotton Titus D. xxvi (1st half of 11th century; folio 9r-9v): pp. 149-150. Incipit lunaris de somnis; dream lunarium (days): so only. Latin.
  24. Means (1993), Medieval Lunar Astrology.
    1. Oxford Bodl. Ashmole 189, pt. 1 (ca. 1430; folios 64r-64r): pp. 85-88. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—ph (days 15-22, 26-30 only); agenda include prognostics for successful theft! English.
    2. Oxford Bodl. 591 (ca. 1460/1480; folios 13v-15v): pp. 89-94. Medical lunarium (days): i—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 5: “For to bleede apon þat day, it is nedfull to do it afor prime”). English.
    3. Princeton University Library Garrett 141 (1449; folios 79r-83v): pp. 95-104. John Metham, Boke of Destenys; general lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—ph. Includes some astrological considerations (e.g. day 2: “This day ys apte to calkulerys, yff so be that the sunne be in the hows of Saturne”; day 7: “Yt ys spedeful that day to go a wowyng, and specylly yff the planete off Venus be in the .x. yere off her cours regnyng”). English.
    4. Oxford Bodl. Ashmole 396 (ca. 1420/1430; folios 193r-197v): pp. 105-111. Catarchic lunarium organized by 28 lunar mansions: a only; also gives the temperament (e.g. dry, temperate) of each lunar mansion and its zodiacal position (in arcs of 13º beginning at the zero-point of Aries). The entry for the 9th mansion includes some interesting advice: “Shere not thyne here. Were no new clothes lest thou be drowned with hem.” English.
    5. London, BL, Harley 2320 (ca. 1420/1475; folios 31r-52r): pp. 112-147. Storya Lune; general lunarium (days): b—a— n—i—so—f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 7: “Best hyt ys before þe none, Bytwyxt vnderne and prime”). English (verse).
    6. Oxford Bodl. Digby 88 (1417; folios 64r-75r): pp. 148-189. General lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—so—f2—ph. English (verse).
    7. Oxford Bodl. Digby 88 (1417; folios 62r-62v): pp. 195-196. Nota for the Days of the Moone; general lunarium (days): b—a. English (verse).
    8. Oxford Bodl. Ashmole 189, pt. 1 (ca. 1430; folios 68r-68v): pp. 197-198. For Compeny; catarchic lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only. Only offers prognostics for associating with compeny. English.
    9. London, BL, Sloane 636 (ca. 1450/1500; folio 103r): pp. 199-200. For Jurneying; travel lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only. Includes some astrological considerations (“Now shortly se the [Moon] grow in number and lyȝte, And ponderouse with fortunes, be hit be day or by nyȝte, Sauf from here impendiments .ii. that ben tolde, Full oft tymes tawȝte among owre auctors olde. Let not the anguls be croked, Nother [Mars], for lond jurneys in them be loked, Nother [Jupiter] for the see, nother the [Moon] in ascendent, Nother yet in 4the, 6the, or 12the howses present. But for the [Moon] the 5te hows is best of a fewe”). English (verse).
    10. London, BL, Sloane 965 (ca. 1480; folios 6v-7v): pp. 201-202. For Journeying; travel lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only. English.
    11. Oxford Bodl. Ashmole 189, pt. 1 (ca. 1430; folio 67v): p. 203. For Journeying; travel lunarium organized by 12 months / signs: a only; fragmentary (includes only March—July / Aries—Leo). English.
    12. Oxford Bodl. Ashmole 210, pt. 2 (ca. 1450; folio 21xr): p. 204. Jornye; travel lunarium organized by 4 quadrants: a only. Based on the simple principle of putting the moon behind one (“[Yf þou wilt goo in]to the partes of the este, [go when the moone i]s in a signe ventose, that is, weste”). English.
    13. Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College 457/395 (ca. 1460/1500; folio 83v): pp. 205-208. Þe Mone of Phtholome; travel lunarium organized by 12 signs: a only. English.
    14. Oxford Bodl. Ashmole 210, pt. 2 (ca. 1450; folio 21xr): p. 209. For Prisenyng; incarceration lunarium organized by 12 signs: c only. Predicts the outcome of incarceration. English.
    15. Oxford Bodl. Selden Supra 90, pt. 1 (ca. 1434; folios 16v-21v) / Ashmole 391, pt. 2 (ca. 1450; folios 3r-4v) / Digby 95 (ca. 1450; folios 94r-95r): pp. 210-222. General lunarium organized by 12 signs: a—i—ph. Also includes descriptions of each sign, as well as zodiacal melothesia. English (prose and verse).
    16. Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College 457/395 (ca. 1460/1500; folios 79r-83r): pp. 223-242. The Sothffast Kunnyng of Astrologie; general lunarium organized by 12 signs / months: b—a—n1/n2—i—f1/f2—ph—ton. This lunarium is highly unusual in that it includes a brontological component (ton.). Also includes descriptions of each sign, as well as zodiacal melothesia. English. [Taurus = Arabie]
    17. London, BL, Harley 2378 (ca. 1480, folios 7r-11r): pp. 245-252. Þe Booke of Ypocras; medical lunarium organized by 12 signs: i only. Includes some astrological considerations (triplicity, aspects of planets to the moon). Also includes descriptions of each sign, as well as zodiacal melothesia. English.
  25. Weisser (1982), Studien zum mittelalterlichen Krankheitslunar.
    1. Bern, Burgerbibl. Ms. 441 (9th century; folios 15r-16r): pp. 160-162. De diuersis causis probatio per lunam; general lunarium (days): a—n—i—so. Latin.
    2. Berlin, Staatsbibl. Preuß. Kulturbesitz, Ms. Lat. oct. 44 (14th century; folio 2vb): pp. 162-163. Decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
    3. Berlin, Staatsbibl. Preuß. Kulturbesitz, Ms. Lat. fol. 186 (15th century; folios 57v-158r): pp. 164-167. General lunarium (31 days): a—n—i—so—f1—ph. Latin.
    4. Berlin, Staatsbibl. Preuß. Kulturbesitz, Ms. Germ. oct. 477 (1424; folios 163v-166r): pp. 167-173. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. German.
    5. Berlin [DDR] Deutsche Staatsbibl. Ms. Phill. 1790 (first half of 9th century; folio 41v) / Karlsruhe, Bad. Landesbibl., Hs. Aug. CLXXII (14th century; folio 76v) / Paris, Bibl. Nat., Ms. Lat. 11218 (9th century; folio 101r): pp. 174-175. Incipit de infirmis per lunam liber i; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
    6. Berlin [DDR] Deutsche Staatsbibl. Ms. Phill. 1790 (first half of 9th century; folio 40r) pp. 175-176. Incipit lunare per singulas lunas, quod significat qui cadet in infirmitate aut quod uidet aliquid in somnis; general lunarium (days): i—so. Weisser prints days 1-3 only. Latin.
    7. Berlin, Staatsbibl. Preuß. Kulturbesitz, Ms. Germ. oct. 121 (14th century; folios 159r-166r): pp. 176-183. Uon den eugenschefften der tag des monds; general lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 5: “doch nach der dritten stund den selbigen tagß mag man lossen czw der aderen”). German.
    8. Basel, Universitätsbibl., Mscr. D. I. 10 (ca. 1400; folio 32rv): pp. 184-190. Incipit tractatus de consideracione omnium lunarum; general lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 1: Quibus necesse est minuere sanguinem, ante horam terciam minuet). Latin.
    9. Budapest, Széchényi-Nat.bibl., Codex Germ. 56 (1518; folios 34r-37r): pp. 191-196. Von nattur vnnd aygenschafft der xxx tag; general lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 2: “Ist guet lassen vor mittag”). German.
    10. Budapest, Széchényi-Nat. bibl., Codex Lat. 405 (14th century; folios 122v-124r): pp. 196-200. De lunatione cuiuslibet mensis; general lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 5: Ante horam 3am minuere bonum est). Latin.
    11. Cambridge, Trinity College, Ms. O. 7. 23 (15th century; folios 68v-70r) / Copenhagen, Universitetsbibl., Arnamagnæanus 194 (1387; folios 49v-50v)8 : pp. 200-205. General lunarium (days): a—i—so—f1/f2. Latin.
    12. Edinburgh, University Library Ms. 329 (DC, 5.90) (ca. 1463; folios 203r-204v): pp. 205-209. General lunarium (days): n—i—so—f1. German.
    13. Erfurt, Wiss. Allgemeinbibl., Codex Ampl. F. 276 (ca. 1400; folios 70ra-70va): pp. 209-214. General lunarium (days): ps—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1—ph. Gives a verse from the Psalms (ps) for the first day of the moon (only). The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 2: Qui sanguinem uult minuere, medio die faciat). Latin.
    14. Erfurt, Wiss. Allgemeinbibl., Codex Ampl. Q. 330 (14th century; folios 23v-24v) / Aberystwyth, Nat. Lib. of Wales, Peniarth Ms. 26 (after 1456; folios 15-19)9 : pp. 214-225. General lunarium (days): b—ps—a—n—i—so—f1/f2—ph (ends with day 27). Gives a verse from the Psalms (ps) for each day of the moon (e.g. day 3: Psalmus: ‘Tu autem susceptor’10 ). The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 5: Sanguinem minuere ante horam tertiam oportet). Latin.
    15. Ghent, Universitätsbibl., Ms. 5 (416) (ca. 1400; folios 157v-158v): pp. 226-229. Prognostica Merlini; general lunarium (27 days): n—i. Latin.
    16. Hamburg, Staats- und Universitätsbibl., Codex germ. 1 (Berlin) (15th century; folios 62r-63v): pp. 230-234. Hje vachent an xxx manat tag; general lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The agenda component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 3: “Der dritt tag ist gůtt zů mitten morgen zů allen dingen”). German.
    17. Heidelberg, Universitätsbibl. Cpg 796 (16th century; folios 57v-59v): pp. 234-239. Vonn den tagen; general lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f1—ph. The agenda component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 8: “Der acht tag jst gut von der nonen zeÿtt.”). German.
    18. Copenhagen, Gaml. kongel. Saml. (Königl. Bibl.), Ms 1664 (15th century; folios 25v-28r): pp. 239-243. Dis ist von des mones kraft vnd der sternen lof; General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1 (days 16, 21 missing). German.
    19. London, British Library, Egerton 821 (12th century; folios 8v-12r): pp. 244-252. General lunarium (days): b—ps—a—n1/n2—i—so. Verses from the Psalms are all drawn from Psalm 21; also identifies the (zodiacal) lunar mansion associated with each day (e.g. day 3: Finis de ariete et capud de tauro; day 4: Cor tauro [sic]). Latin.
    20. London, British Library, Egerton 2852 (ca. 1400; folios 107r-108v): pp. 252-255. General lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 25: Sanguinem minuere ante horam 3am et in vespere bonum est). Latin.
    21. London, British Library, Cotton Vesp. E. X (ca. 1300; folios 119r-122v) / London, British Library, Sloane 246111 (ca. 1300; folios 62r-64r): pp. 255-271. General lunarium (days): b—ps—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph (ends with day 25). Gives a verse from the Psalms (ps) for the first day of the moon (only). The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 12: Sanguinem minuere sero oportet). Latin.
    22. London, British Library, Egerton 821 (12th century; folios 32r-32v): pp. 272-273. His animaduertatur prenosticis scilicet lune cursus variabilis; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
    23. London, British Library, Harley 3017 (11th century; folio 58v) / London, British Library, Cotton Tiber. A. III (ca. 1080; folios 36v-37r)12 / Oxford, St. John’s College, Ms. 17 (1110; folio 4r) / Paris, Bibl. Nat. Ms. lat. 6882 A (early 9th century; folio 18v) / Codex Vaticanus Pal. Lat. 235 (11th century; folio 39v) / Codex Vaticanus Pal. Lat. 485 (9th century; folio 13v): pp. 273-277. Incipit eiusdem lunarium de egris; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
    24. London, British Library, Sloane 282 (14th century; folios 82v-85v): pp. 277-286. General lunarium (days): b—ps—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 20: Sanguinem minuere sero oportet). Latin.
    25. London, British Library, Sloane 783 b (15th century; folio 220r): pp. 286-288. General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so (ends with day 18). Latin.
    26. London, British Library, additional mss. 15236 (14th century; folios 169v-171v): pp. 288-293. General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f1. Latin.
    • aa. London, British Library, Sloane 2030 (1220/1230; folios 134r-136r): pp. 293-299. De luna et suis indiciis; general lunarium (days): ps—a—n—i—so—f1/f2. Latin.
    • bb. London, British Library, Sloane 122 (shortly after 1400; folios 125v-129r): pp. 299-307. General lunarium (days): ps—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 1: Quibus necesse est sanguinem minuere mane ante terciam debet agere). Latin.
    • cc. London, British Library, Harley 978 (ca. 1400; folios 16r-18r) / Cambridge, Univ. lib., Pembroke Coll. Ms. 103 (12th century; folios 77v-79v) / Milan, Bibl. Ambrosiana, Ms. T. 81 sup. (14th century; folios 153-156): pp. 307-314. Quedam ratio de luna; general lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f1/f2. Latin.
    • dd. London, British Library, Harley 2558 (14th century; folios 191rb-192vb): pp. 314-319. General lunarium (days): ps—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph; gives a verse from the Psalter for day 1 only; the phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 24: Sanguinis ante horam terciam minuatur). Latin.
    • ee. London, British Library, Egerton 847 (15th century; folios 20r-21v): pp. 319-324. Incipit paruus tractatus de lunacionibus; general lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f1/f2. Latin.
    • ff. München, Bayer. Staatsbibl. Clm 17188 (14th century; folios 108ra-109va) / München, Bayer. Staatsbibl. Clm 26713 (15th century; folios 312v-314r) / Bamberg Staatsbibl. Codex L. III 38 (1463; folios 68r-70r): pp. 325-330. General lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 4: “Lozzen ist gvt von sete vntz none”). German.
    • gg. München, Bayer. Staatsbibl. Clm 658 (1467; folios 17v-19r): pp. 331-334. Expositio infirmitatis omnibus hominibus etiam omnes dies lune, etc.; general lunarium (days): b—n—i. Latin.
    • hh. München, Bayer. Staatsbibl. Clm 16521 (1462; folios 6r-7r): pp. 334-339. De etate lune; general lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 2: Sanguinem minuere media die bonum est). Latin.
    • ii. München, Bayer. Staatsbibl. Cgm 317 (15th century; folios123va-124v): pp. 339-343. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 4: Ad sangwinem minuere bonum mane est). Latin.
    • jj. München, Universitätsbibl., 8o Codex Ms. 339 (15th century; folios 118v-119r): p. 343. General lunarium (days): ps—b—a—n1/n2—i—so—ph (Weisser prints day 1 only). The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (Quibus necesse est minuere, ante horam terciam debet explere). Latin.
    • kk. München, Universitätsbibl., 4o Codex Ms. 808 (1456/1466; folios 173v-174r) / Codex Vaticanus Pal. Lat. 1234 (15th century; folios 105rb-105va): pp. 344-347. Pronostica ad mortem et ad vitam; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
    • ll. München, Bayer. Staatsbibl. Clm 14706 (shortly after 1400; folios 34r-35r): pp. 347-354. General lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 2: Qui wlt sangwinem minuere, media die debet expellere). Latin.
    • mm. Nürnberg, German. Nationalmuseum, Hs. 6284 (15th century; folios 1r-5r): pp. 354-359. General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f1/f2. German.
    • nn. Oxford, Bodl. Ashmole 361 (14th century; folios 159r-159v): pp. 359-362. General lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—f1/f2—ph—m. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 2: Bona est flebotomia usque ad meridiem et non ualet post; day 4: Bonum flebothomari ante primam); the meteorological component predicts the duration of rain beginning on each lunar day. Latin.
    • oo. Paris Bibl. Nat. Ms. Lat. 7349 (15th century; folios 31v-32v): pp. 362-365. General lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f1/f2. Latin.
    • pp. Prague, Staatsbibl. Hs. XIV A. 12 (15th century; folios 383ra-383rb) / Berlin [DDR] Deutsche Staatsbibl. Ms. Phillipp. 1790 (first half of 9th century; folios 40v-41v [Dicta Galieni de lunae diebus pro infirmis]) / Erfurt, Wiss. Allgemeinbibl. Codex Ampl. F. 276 (ca. 1400; folio 70ra) / Florence, Bibl. Medicea Laurenziana, Ms. Strozzi 70 (14th century; folio 100rv) / London, British Library Sloane 475 (ca. 1100; folios 81r-82r) / St. Gallen, Stiftsbibl. Codex 44 (second half of 9th century; pp. 226-228): pp. 365-373. Prognosticon lune de infirmibus; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
    • qq. St. Gallen, Stiftsbibl. Codex 304 (1436; folios 32-37): pp. 373-380. General lunarium (days): ps—a—n—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 18: Sagwinem minuere ante horam terciarum [sic] oportet). Latin.
    • rr. Codex Vat. Pal. Lat. 235 (11th century; folios 40r-41r) / Cotton Tiber. A. iii (ca. 1080; folios 32v-35v) / Bernkastel-Kues, Nikolaus-Hospital (Cusanusstift) MS 203 (13th century; folios 86vb-88rb) / Berlin Staatsbibl. Preuß. Kulturbesitz MS Lat. oct. 93 (12th century; folios 54r-56r): pp. 380-392. De luna obseruatione; general lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2. Latin.
    • ss. Wien, Österr. Nationalbibl. Codex 2817 (Med. 92) (14th century; folios 3r-5v) / Wien, Österr. Nationalbibl. Codex 2967 (Med. 136) (15th century; folios 51v-54v) / München, Bayer. Staatsbibl. Cgn 725 (15th century; folios 107v-111v): pp. 393-401. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 2: “Lazzen ist vil gůt vor mittem tag”). German.
    • tt. Wien, Österr. Nationalbibl. Codex 5307 (15th century; folios 66v-67r): pp. 401-405. General lunarium (days): ps—a—n—so. Latin.
    • uu. Zürich, Zentralbibl. MS C. 102 b. (15th century; folio 96v-103r) pp. 406-414. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 1: “Zetertz zitt ist gůt laussen”). German.
    • vv. Zürich, Zentralbibl. MS C. 102 b. (15th century; folio 80v-82r) / Budapest, Universitätsbibl. Codex germ. 5 (16th century; folios 159r-160r): pp. 414-418. Merck gar eben von dem siechtagen, ob er lang oder Kurtz lig; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. German.
    • ww. Zürich, Zentralbibl. MS Car. C. 176 (10th-11th century; folio 238v) / Paris bibl. nat. lat. 2113 (10th-11th century; folios 256r-256v) / Paris bibl. nat. lat. 2825 (10th century; folios 125v-126r): pp. 419-420. Incipit de egris qui decumbunt per singulas lunas, utrum morituri sint an conualescere queant; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
  26. Svenberg (1936), De latinska lunaria.13
    1. Codex Gotoburgensis X (10th-11th century; folios 1-4): pp. 24-68. General lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f1/f2. Ends with day 23. Latin.
    2. Codex Londinensis Cotton Tiber. A. III (11th century; folios 30v-33v): pp. 24-82. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 4: ab hora sexta usque nonam bona luna sanguinem minuere). Latin.
    3. Codex Londinensis Sloane 2461 (13th-14th century; folios 62r-64v): pp. 24-82. General lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 2: sanguis minuatur in medio die; day 5: sanguis minuatur ante horam III am, si necesse fuerit). Latin.
    4. Codex Florentinus Ashburnhamiensis 204 (136) (14th century; folios 25r-26r): pp. 24-82. General lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The agenda component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 4: dies bonus. a sexta usque ad nona bonum est sanare, laborare et quid uolueris facere; day 24: in matutino omne opus bonum facere conuenit; day 28: sanare usque ad nonam). Latin.
    5. Codex Londinensis Titus D XXVII (1034/1057; folios 27r-29v): pp. 25-83. General lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f1/f2. Latin.
    6. Codex Vaticanus Lat. 3101 (before 1077; folios 26r-28r): pp. 25-83. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. The agenda and phlebotomy components consider subdivisions of days (e.g. day 2: media die. omnibus rebus agendis utilis est: emere, uendere, nauem ascendere; day 3: sanguinem minuere medio die). Latin.Codex Londinensis Sloane 475 (12th century; folios 211r-216v): pp. 25-83. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph (day 14 is missing). Latin.
    7. Codex Berolinensis Electoralis 968 (= lat. qu. 70) (14th century; folios 229v-232r): pp. 25-83. General lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. Latin.
    8. Codex Sangallensis 756 (14th-15th century; folios 169-172): pp. 70-82. General lunarium (days): n—i—so—ph. Svenberg prints days 24-30 only. Agenda for day 25 include the following curious instruction: pone caput tuum ad orientem. Latin.
    9. Codex Berolinensis Lat. oct. 93 (12th century; 54r-56r): pp. 28-82. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph (days 1-2 are missing). This lunarium is identical to the one found on folios 30v-33v of Codex Londinensis Cotton Tiber. A. III (b. above), apart from a number of variants which Svenberg prints in his apparatus to that text. Latin.
    10. Codex Parisinus nouv. acq. lat. 1616 (Libri 45) (9th century; folios 10v-12r): pp. 84-87. General lunarium (days): a—n—i—f1/f2. The entry for day 1 suggests conflation of two sources (qui incadit in ipsa, sanabitur… . aut qui incadit in tedio, sanabitur). Latin.
    11. Codex Vaticanus lat. 642 (12th century; folios 91v-94r): pp. 88-95.14 General lunarium (days): a—n—i—f1/f2. An extremely rich and interesting text. For each day, the agenda specify the conditions of mari pleno (m.p., “at high tide,” days 1-6, 7 [part], 8-15, 17-22, 26-27, 29), ante mare plenum (a.m.p., “before high tide,” days 7 [part], 16, 30), mare pleno et mari reuerso (“at high tide or at low tide,” days 23, 25, 28), or ante mare plenum <aut> reverso (“before high or low tide,” day 24); the instructions for day 1 are even more complex: mari pleno uade ad regem et pete ab eo quod uis, hora tercia, et dabitur tibi. [At high tide, go to the king and ask of him whatever you wish at the third hour, and it will be given to you.] Many of the agenda are morally ambiguous (e.g. day 3: bonum est ad iugulationem hominis distingui; day 5: m.p. fac falsum testimonium et furtum et homicidium et mulierem fornicatricem et bellum). The agenda include some astrological considerations (e.g. day 4: in signo Leonis uel Tauri familiam separare uel dispergere, uel boues ad estiuales pastus ducere). Latin.
    12. Codex Venetus Marcianus 106 (15th century; folios 7v-8v): pp. 96-99. General lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1. Distinguishing signa (birthmarks) are indicated for both male and female births. Day 15 (only) is associated with two different biblical events (the Tower of Babel, the Fiery Furnace), suggesting conflation of two sources. Latin.
    13. Codex Parisinus Lat. 3660 A (16th century; folios 53r-57r): pp. 100-102. General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f1/f2. Latin.
  27. Svenberg (1963), Lunaria et zodiologia Latina.
    1. Codex Parisinus Nouv. Acq. Lat. 1616 (9th century; folios 10v-12r): pp. 23-29. General lunarium (days): a—n—i—f1/f2. Latin.
    2. Codex Vaticanus Lat. 1548 (12th century; folio 75v): pp. 42-43. De diuinatione infirmitatum et sompniorum; general lunarium (days): i—so. Latin.
    3. Codex Vaticanus Pal. Lat. 834 (9th-10th century; folio 42v) / Codex Sangallensis 878 (9th century; pp. 240-241): p. 44. Effectus signorum; catarchic lunarium organized by 3 qualitates (tropici, solidi, duplices): a only. Latin.
    4. Codex Londinensis Egerton 821 (12th century; folios 17v-24r): pp. 45-59. Genethlialogical lunarium organized by 28 lunar mansions: n only (extremely elaborate characterizations and prognostics). Includes astrological considerations (e.g. first mansion Alnatad: quantum enim supra diximus, ueniet ei, si de nocte fuerit natus, quando Aries iacet saciatus. si fuerit natus de die, erit mendicus. si enim natus fuerit in die aut in nocte, et steterunt stele bone, in omnia bona sua eleuabit honor suus. et si reuertant stele retro et stant, in omnia mala sua opera et facta sua retrograderit). Latin.
    5. Codex Parisinus Nouv. Acq. Lat. 456 (11th-12th century; folios 163v-168r): pp. 60-71. Item de luna per duodecim signa; general lunarium organized by “days” (actually by signs, with two or three days per sign): b—a—n—i—so—f1/f2—ph—ton. This lunarium is remarkable for its inclusion of a highly unusual tonitruale (ton.) component. Also highly interesting is the description of Luna VIII, IX & X. Signum Cancri., pro eo quod Iob propheta cancherosus fuit. Latin.
    6. Codex Berolensis Lat. Oct. 93 (12th century; folios 56r-57r): pp. 72-74. Videndum est de luna existens in signis; general lunarium organized by 12 signs: a—n1/n2—ph. Latin.
    7. Codex Cantabrigensis Corpus Christi College Lib. 37 (13th-14th century; folio 51r-51v): pp. 75-77. De complexione signorum; general lunarium organized by 12 signs: a—n—ph. Includes an astrological description of each sign (e.g. Aries est signum mobile, calidum, siccum et colericum, natura ignis); phlebotomy component applies principles of zodiacal melothesia (e.g. Gemini: malum uero est sanguinem de brachio minuendi, quia in hoc signo brachia fiunt). Latin.
    8. Codex Parisinus Lat. 16208 (12th century; folio 25r): pp. 78-79. General lunarium organized by 12 signs: a—ph. Agenda are mostly medical, incorporating principles of zodiacal melothesia (e.g. Cum luna fuerit in Geminis, nullum medicamen brachiis fieri debet. nec de eis sanguis minuatur. nam aut bis percutitur nec sanguis egreditur, aut si ad ultimum minuatur, infirmitas nascitur inde. unges uero minime incidantur). Latin.
    9. Codex Parisinus Nouv. Acq. Lat. 299 (13th century; folios 23r-24v): pp. 80-87. General lunarium organized by 12 signs/months: b—a—ph—m. Medical agenda apply principles of zodiacal melothesia (e.g. Aries: malum est medicare capud. et qui tunc in capite percutitur, non liberatur nisi cum difficultate); some agenda consider directionality (e.g. Taurus: et bonum est ire ad septentrionem); includes meteorological component (e.g. Aries: tempus dat pulcrum et calidum). Latin.
    10. Codex Vaticanus Urb. Lat. 1398 (15th century; folios 23r-31r): pp. 88-104. Incipit tractatus de operationibus lune secundum dispositionem signorum; general lunarium organized by 12 signs: a—n1/n2—ph—m. Includes astrological description of each sign (e.g. cum luna fuerit in ariete, signo calido et sicco, masculino et mobili); medical agenda apply principles of zodiacal melothesia (e.g. Cancer: est malum medicare pectus, cor, stomacum, splenem et pulmonem); includes meteorological component (e.g. Taurus: et quando cum hoc signo surgit [luna] ab oriente, tempus dat frigidum et siccum et uentosum prope terram, et nubes discurrunt. unde facit aerem nebulosum). Latin.
    11. Codex Parisinus Lat. 7337 (15th century; pages 57-58): pp. 105-107. General lunarium organized by 12 signs: a—ph. Phlebotomy component applies principles of zodiacal melothesia (e.g. Gemini: non medearis brachiis aliqua medella nec de eis extrahis sanguinem). Latin.
    12. Codex Parisinus N. acq. lat. 178 (before 1304; pages 70-72): pp. 108-109. General lunarium organized by 12 signs: a—ph. Phlebotomy component applies principles of zodiacal melothesia (e.g. Aries: et cauete uos extraere sanguinem de capite). Latin.
  28. Wistrand (1942), Lunariastudien.
    1. Codex Vaticanus Pal. lat. 235 (ca. 1100; folio 39v): pp. 8-9. Genethlialogical lunarium (days): n only (very simple prognostics). Latin.
    2. Composite edition of the Lunaria Svenbergiana: pp. 23-37. This edition is based on a collation of 16 manuscripts: Codex Parisinus Nouv. Acq. lat. 1616 (Libri 45) (9th century; folios 10v-12r) / Codex Gotoburgensis X (10th-11th century; folios 1r-4v) / Codex Cotton Titus D XXVII (1034/1057; folios 27r-29v) / Codex Vaticanus lat. 3101 (before 1077; folios 26r-28r) / Codex Cotton Tib. A III (11th century; folios 30v-33r) / Codex Londinensis Sloane 475 (12th century; folios 211r-216v) / Codex Vaticanus lat. 642 (12th century; folios 91v-94r) / Codex Vindobonensis lat. 2532 (12th century; folios 55r-59r) / Codex Londinensis Sloane 2461 (13th-14th century; folios 62r-64v) / Codex Erlangensis 674 (Irm. 538) (13th-14th century; folios 17r-18r; its two parts are designated E1 [days 1-12] and E2 [days 13-30]) / Codex Florentinus Ashburnhamiensis 204 (136) (14th century; folios 25r-26r) / Codex Berolinensis Electoralis 968 (lat. qu. 70) (14th century; folio 229v) / Codex Hafniensis Arnamagnaeanus 194 (before 1387; folios 49v-50v) / Codex Sangallensis 756 (14th-15th century; pages 169-172) / Codex Venetus Marcianus 106 (15th century; folios 7v-8v) / Codex Parisinus lat. 3660 A (16th century; folios 53v-57r). General lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—ph. Some stray elements appear to be of pagan origin (e.g. Cotton Titus D. XXVII, day 5: et si adversa [in somnio] uideris, ad orientem te uerte / Vaticanus 642, day 5: orienti commenda) which were Christianized in later versions (e.g. Venetus Marcianus 106, day 5: et sompnium quod uideris, cito fiet, si ab oriente teneas capud tuum. Petas Deo quod in bonum conuertat sompnium tuum). Latin.
  29. Welker (1988), Das «Iatromathematische Corpus»
    1. Zürich, Sammlung Huldrych M. Koelbing, Schüpfheimer Codex (2nd half of 15th century; folios 147v-149r) / Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Codex C 102 b (ca. 1475) / London, Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, Ms. 438 (2nd half of 15th century) / Darmstadt, Hessische Landes- und Hochschulbibliothek, Hs. 2781 (ca. 1470) / Karlsruhe, Badische Landesibliothek, Hs. Karlsruhe 2790 (middle of 15th century) / Budapest, Universitätsbibliothek, Codex germ. 5 (1st half of 16th century) / Ein kalender mitt sinem nüwen vnd stunden vs des hochgelerten doctor Iohannis Kungspergers practic vnnd sunst vil subtiler sachen mit vil figuren als man am nechsten blatt lütrer melding findt (Zürich: Hans Rüegger, 1508): pp. 187-189. Merck gar eben von den siechtagen, ob er lang oder kurtz; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. German.
    2. Zürich, Sammlung Huldrych M. Koelbing, Schüpfheimer Codex (2nd half of 15th century; folios 163v-169r) / Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Codex C 102 b (ca. 1475) / London, Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, Ms. 438 (2nd half of 15th century) / Darmstadt, Hessische Landes- und Hochschulbibliothek, Hs. 2781 (ca. 1470) / Karlsruhe, Badische Landesibliothek, Hs. Karlsruhe 2790 (middle of 15th century) / Budapest, Universitätsbibliothek, Codex germ. 5 (1st half of 16th century) / Ein kalender mitt sinem nüwen vnd stunden vs des hochgelerten doctor Iohannis Kungspergers practic vnnd sunst vil subtiler sachen mit vil figuren als man am nechsten blatt lütrer melding findt (Zürich: Hans Rüegger, 1508): pp. 204-210. General lunarium (days): a—n1/n2—i—so—f1—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 4: “Vnd is gůtt aderlaussen vmb sexte zitte”). German.
  30. Taavitsainen (1988), Middle English Lunaries
    1. MS Oxford Bodl. Rawlinson D. 939 (1389): p. 142. Picture lunarium described as the “girdle calendar of Henry the Haywarde” (days): a only. This unusual English text is derived “from a possible Scandinavian archetype of 13th or 14th c.” (Schøyen, 2011, ¶5). Recommended and prohibited activities are represented by various symbols.
  31. Wickersheimer (1966), Les Manuscrits Latins de Médecine du Haut Moyen Age dans les Bibliothèques de France
    1. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 2113 (10th-11th century; folios 256r-256v): pp. 53-54. De Luna in aegritudinibus; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
    2. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 2825 (10th century; folios 125v-126r): p. 57. De Luna in aegritudinibus; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
    3. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat. 11218 A (end of 8th century / beginning of 9th century; folio 101r): p. 110. De Luna in aegritudinibus; decumbiture lunarium (days): i only. Latin.
  32. Chardin (1711), Voyages du chevalier Chardin, en Perse, et autres lieux de l’Orient
    1. TABLE Pour connaître les Elections de l’existence de la Lune en chacun des Signes du Zodiaque (vol. 4, pp. 360-363). General lunarium organized by 12 signs: a—ph. This text summarizes 17th century Persian practice. It offers recommendations for agenda in 35 categories: going before kings, phlebotomy, going to war, putting on new clothes, entering a new house, planting a garden, going on a journey, doing business, planting trees, having one’s hair cut, performing circumcision, hunting, building, buying & selling, settling accounts, taking medicine, harvesting, beginning education or apprenticeship, marriage, lighting a furnace, weaning infants, purging, bathing, cupping, buying horses & wagons, changing location, signing contracts, lending money. For each lunar day, the advisability of each activity is indicated by the letter B (bon), M (mauvais), or I (indifférent). French.
  33. The Book of Fate, or, Complete Fortune-Teller (Gainsborough: Henry Mozley, 1814)
    1. pp. 13-17.15 Of the Birth of Children, with Respect to the Age of the Moon; general lunarium (days): a—n—i—so—f1/f2—ph. English.
  34. Peretts (1901), Къ исторіи Лунника
    1. Имп. Пуб. Библ. Q. XVII, No 117 (17th century; folios 118v-119r): p. 29. Злыхъ дняхъ лунных; catarchic lunarium (days): a only. Simply lists the evil days in each month, varying in number from six to eleven. Church Slavonic.
    2. Имп. Пуб. Библ. Q. XVII, No 117 (17th century; folios 119r-120r): pp. 30-31. Зри право суть [Here are the rules]. Church Slavonic.
    3. Имп. Пуб. Библ. Q. XVII, No 117 (17th century; folios 120v-121r): p. 31. Поразумѣніе о пущаніи крови. Church Slavonic.
    4. Имп. Пуб. Библ. Q. XVII, No 58 (15th century; folios 163r-170r): pp. 62-74. General lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—ph. The phlebotomy component considers subdivisions of days (e.g. day 6: ча. а. зо. а. крови ие поуштаи). Church Slavonic.
    5. Имп. Пуб. Библ. Q. XVII, No 117 (17th century; folios 114r-116v): pp. 84-86. Дѣйство лоунны; general lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f1/f2—ph. Genethlialogical component distinguishes day and night births. Church Slavonic.
    6. Имп. Пуб. Библ. Q. XVII, No 168 (1760s): pp. 97-98. Hemerologium (365 days): lists two unlucky days for each month (three for July and August); attributed to Ephrem. Church Slavonic.
    7. П.П. Вяземскаго No Q. LVIII (18th century; folios 195r-197r): pp. 107-108. Medical lunarium (days): ph only. Distinguishes specific months. Russian.
    8. Рукопись Погоднискаго Древнехранилища No 1944 (17th century; folios 80v-81): p. 109. Hemerologium (365 days): a only. Lists fortunate days and hours, month by month. Church Slavonic.
    9. Mundane lunarium (12 signs): mn only. Offers harvest predictions for four crops (grain, onions, cucumbers, berries). Church Slavonic. (pp. 114-115)
    10. Genethlialogical lunarium: n only. Russian and Polish. (pp. 117-119)
    11. No 487 (O. 8. 75) (late 18th century; folios 1r-6v): pp. 125-129. General lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—f—ph. Church Slavonic.
  35. Georgian manuscript lunaria preserved at the National Centre of Manuscripts, Tbilisi.
    1. Iadigar Daudi of Davit Bagrationi (early 1580s): decumbiture lunarium. i only. Georgian.
    2. A-620 (ca. 1700; folios 110v-115v): Samtvario martali da č’ešmarit’i ; general lunarium (days): b—a—n1/n2—i—so—f1/f2—mn. Characterizes each month as ‘month of light’ or ‘month of darkness.’ Georgian.
    3. Q-867. (ca. 1680; folios 22v-24v); chapter 9 (mtovarisa da et’lebis ertmanerttan šemoq’risa) [The mutual transit of the moon and planets]; catarchic lunarium (days): a only. Associates each five-day period with a planet.
    4. Q-867 (ca. 1680; folios 24v-27r); chapter 10 (mtovaris sadgomebis šesvla simarcxe da sik’ete) [Entering of the moon’s stations, loss and gain]; catarchic lunarium organized by 28 lunar mansions: a only. Gives the name, sidereal (not zodiacal) position, and planetary ruler of each lunar mansion. Translation of Beltrano. Georgian.
    5. Q-867 (ca. 1680; folios 27v-29v); chapter 11 (p’at’ronoba mtovarisa q’ovels dġezedan) [The moon’s rulership over each day]; general lunarium (days): a—n—i—f1—ph. Adapted from Beltrano. Attributes this material to “Aristotle and other philosophers.” Georgian.
    6. H-503 (1808; folios 1r-23r); general lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—ton—eph. Georgian.
    7. H-503 (1808; folios 59r-92r); general lunarium (days): b—a—n—i—so—ph—eph.—s.o. Georgian.
1

“General observation with respect to the moon from the summer solstice, from the writings of Labeo”; Cornelius Labeo (3rd century AD) was a well-known Roman antiquarian.

2

This person is identified as Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Zanatī, an important North African writer on geomancy (CCAG IV, 118, 119n).

3

Two Old English versions of this text in Cockayne (1866/1966, 154-157, 158-161), above.

4

This is actually the same text printed by Cockayne (1866/1966, 182-183), where it is assigned to folio 38a.

5

Also printed by Cockayne, 1866/1966, 176-181.

6

Also printed by Cockayne, 1866/1966, 184-197.

7

Also in Means, 1993, 190-194 (where it is dated to circa 1450).

8

Emanuel Svenberg, De Latinska Lunaria: Text och Studier (Göteborg: Elanders Boktryckeri Aktiebolag, 1936), 25-83.

9

Max Förster, Vom Fortleben antiker Sammellunare im englischen und in anderen Volkssprachen (Halle: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1944), 15-19.

10

Ps. 3:4 (a verse from Psalm 3 is associated with the 3rd day of the moon, a verse from Psalm 4 with the 4th day of the moon, and so on).

11

Svenberg, De Latinska Lunaria, 24-82.

12

ed. Cockayne, 1866/1966, 150; ed. Förster, 1912, 32-34.

13

Svenberg’s composite edition (the Lunaria Svenbergiana) is a collation of items a – j, printed on pages 24-83. Svenberg prints four additional examples (items k – n), on pages 84-102.

14

Also printed in Emanuel Svenberg, Lunaria et Zodiologia Latina. Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis (Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell, 1963), 30-41.

15

Also printed by Förster, 1912, 26-30.

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