The chronological memorandum which is peculiar to the tenth-century manuscript (Chartres, no. 98) o£ the Historia Brittonum designated Z by Prof. Mommsen (M. G. H., Chronica Minora , l, p. 119) and printed first by M. Duchesne (Revue Celtique, Vol. XV, pp. 174--197, Avril 1894), has already received a considerable share of attention. It may be found in Mommsen, op. cit. p. 172, note l, or in the Revue Celtique, l c. p. 177; and the emendation of it that I suggest is a necessary one, appears at the end of this note. It was clearly the intention of the author of the memorandum in question to provide four data: namely, l, the year in which he believed that the English invaded Britain; 2, the year in which 'libine abas iae' discovered the date of that invasion; 3, an approximation to the number of yeärs which embraced the two events; and 4, the age of the moon on the first day of January in the year in which the discovery was made. 1. The date of the coming of the English to Britain is missing from its proper place between 'Christi* and 'sicut', and appears to have been
Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie (ZcP) – de Gruyter
Published: Jan 1, 1897
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