De signis coeli and De ordine ac positione stellarum in signis
Two Star Catalogues from the Carolingian Age
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italia
Submitted 13 Jan 2017
Accepted 31 Mar 2017
De signis coeli and De ordine ac positione stellarum in signis are two star catalogues produced during the Carolingian renaissance; they represent a contribution of the Aratean tradition to the basic astronomical knowledge in the early middle ages. Some characteristics of these texts are discussed, with a special focus on common aspects and differences.
Ancient astronomy. Medieval astronomy. Constellations. Celestial mythology.