The Annals of Wales
From the Beginning of the World up to AD 447
(Part II)

by Anonymous, translated from Latin by Wikisource

M[ino]n for 12 years. The first census is done. Josias for 22 years. Miliesius the philosopher is recognized.[1] Joachim for [10] years. Sedechias for 20 years. Nabocodonosor took Judea. The Temple of Jerusalem is burned. This is the fourth age, containing 471 years.
The capitivity of the Hebrews began and lasted for 70 years. The History of Judith is written. Darius for 33 years, but in the first year of his reign the Hebrews are liberated from capitivity. Nerses for 20 years. Mophocles, Socrates, Euripedes are celebrated. Artaserses for 25 years. Hesdras rebuilt the burnt law. Darius the Second for 17 years. Plato is considered famous. The History of Hester is completed. Aristotules and Demostenes are celebrated. Merses for 8 years. Alexander for 5 years. He held Asia and took Jerusalem and died. Tholomeus for 28 years. The first book of the Machabees composed. The 70 translators are recognized. Philadelphus for 28 years. Jesus[2] edits the book of Wisdom. Philopater for 18 years. Philometus for 26 years. Scipio Affricanus saw Affrica and destroyed Charthage. Brutus overcame Hispania. Sother for 17 years. Traces is subjugated by the Romans. Alexander for 11 years. Siria is subjugated by the Romans. Tholomeus[3] for 11 years. The Art of Rhetoric is composed in Rome.[4] Dionisius[5] for 22 years. Pompey the Great took Judea, and [C]leopatra daughter of Lagus at that time was ruling [in Egyp]t, and in Britannia Lud son of Hely was ruling, who rebuilt Tro[novantu]m, and by whose name Lun[do]nia was called.
The year 60 before the incarnation of the Lord, Julius Cesar drove Britain into war and won. Ca[ssi]bellanus ruling in Britain.
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Year of the birth of our Lord Ihesu Christ in the City of David, Bethleem of Judea.
Year The murder of the children
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Year of Tiberius Cesar who ruled first after Augustus
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Year the Lord is baptized by Johannes in the Jordan and he fasted and was tempted.
Year the Lord changed water into wine on the same day he was baptized a year earlier.
Year the Lord preaches to the public. Johannes the Baptist died.
Year of the Passion of our Lord Ihesu Christ.

NotesEdit

  1. Possibly a conflation of Thales's Milesian school with the medieval Irish legend of Milesius. Otherwise a reference to Melissus of Samos, the last prominent member of the Eleatic school of Greek monotheists.
  2. [sic]
  3. May refer to any number of Egyptian kings named Ptolemy around this time.
  4. The popular Pseudo-Ciceronian Rhetorica ad Herennium is probably what is meant here.
  5. Possibly referring to Antiochus XII Dionysus of the Seleucids.