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Cassiodorus

Cassiodorus (Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator) (kăshōdō´rəs), c.485–c.585, Roman statesman and author. He held high office under Theodoric the Great and the succeeding Gothic rulers of Italy, who gave him the task of putting into official Latin their state papers and correspondence. These he later collected as Variae epistolae (tr. by Thomas Hodgkin, 1886). After retiring he founded two monasteries; in one of these the monks devoted leisure time to copying old manuscripts, which were thus preserved. Among Cassiodorus's works were his History of the Goths, preserved in the abridgment by Jordanes, and a treatise on orthography.

See J. J. O'Donnell, Cassiodorus (1979).

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Cassiodorus

Cassiodorus (c.485–c.580). Roman author and Christian monk. He retired from public affairs in 540 to a monastery of his own foundation at Vivarium. He made it a kind of academy of secular and religious learning, which, by its example, did much to protect and continue classical learning and culture through the so-called ‘Dark Ages’.

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