Cassiodorus

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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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