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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Cassiodorus
Cassiodorus or, more properly, Senator, born on the paternal estate at Scyllaceum (Squillace) in 490 or somewhat earlier, made his first appearance as councillor to the prætorian prefect about 501.
Of course, Cassiodorus subordinates the profane studies to theology, but, unlike Isidore, for example, his extracts and compendiums do not dispense the monks from making further researches; they rather provoke such research by referring to books with which he was careful to equip the convent library.
Cassiodorus, with Bœthius, is the chief exponent of the theory of music between antiquity and the early Middle Ages.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cassiodorus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cassiodorus was born at Scyllaceum (Squillace) in southern Italy, of a family that was apparently of Syrian origin.
44, 47, 48;) and Cassiodorus, in (in Chron and Var.
Mansi.) Cassiodorus was of an ancient and honorable family; his grandfather had distinguished himself in the defence of Sicily against the ravages of Genseric; his father held a high rank at the court of Valentinian III., enjoyed the friendship of Aetius, and was one of the ambassadors sent to arrest the progress of Attila.
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  Cassiodorus
Of course, Cassiodorus subordinates the profane studies to theology, but, unlike Isidore, for example, his extracts and compendiums do not dispense the monks from making further researches; they rather provoke such research by referring to books with which he was careful to equip the convent library.
Cassiodorus did not go to the original sources-the Greek theoricians-for his knowledge of the Greek system of music, which was the only one then known and which he taught his monks.
Cassiodorus, with Bœthius, is the chief exponent of the theory of music between antiquity and the early Middle Ages.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/c/cassiodorus.html   (1619 words)

  
 Cassiodorus - LoveToKnow 1911
CASSIODORUS (not Cassiodorius), the name of a Syrian family settled at Scyllacium (Squillace) in Bruttii, where it held an influential position in the 5th century A.D. Its most important member was Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (c.
The writings of Cassiodorus evince great erudition, ingenuity and labour, but are disfigured by incorrectness and an affected artificiality, and his Latin partakes much of the corruptions of the age.
On Cassiodorus generally, see Anecdoton Holderi, excerpts from a treatise of Cassiodorus, edited by H. Usener (Bonn, 1877),which throws light on questions connected with his biography; T. Mommseri, preface to his edition of the Variae; monographs by A. Thorbecke (Heidelberg, 1867) and A. Franz (Breslau, 1872) T.
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The image here is from the Codex Amiatinus, created in Britain in the eighth century but probably imitating a large Bible produced at Cassiodorus' Vivarium monastery on the Ionian Sea two hundred years earlier.
Accordingly, many scholars take this image to be a thinly-veiled portrait of the aged Cassiodorus himself.
In the original manuscripts of Cassiodorus' Institutiones, there were illustrations, not all of which are preserved in later versions.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/jod/cassiodorus.html   (300 words)

  
 FOOTNOTES
44, 47, 48;) and Cassiodorus, in (in Chron and Var.
Mansi.) Cassiodorus was of an ancient and honorable family; his grandfather had distinguished himself in the defence of Sicily against the ravages of Genseric; his father held a high rank at the court of Valentinian III., enjoyed the friendship of Aetius, and was one of the ambassadors sent to arrest the progress of Attila.
In the fanciful eloquence of Cassiodorus, the variety of sea and river fish are an evidence of extensive dominion; and those of the Rhine, of Sicily, and of the Danube, were served on the table of Theodoric, (Var.
www.godrules.net /library/gibbon/82gibbon_d11.htm   (11805 words)

  
 By The Ionian Sea - IL CIRCOLO CALABRESE - Devoted to Calabria
Cassiodorus speaks as often for himself as for the king; he delights to expatiate, from an obviously personal point of view, on any subject that interests him.
For these there was labour in the garden, and to console them Cassiodorus recites from a Psalm: "Thou shalt eat the labour of thy hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee." A smile is on the countenance of the humane brother.
There is happy probability that Cassiodorus lived out his life in peace; but the monastery did not long exist; like that of Benedict on Monte Cassino, it seems to have been destroyed by the Lombards, savages and Arians.
www.circolocalabrese.org /library/books/by_the_ionian_sea_16.asp   (2035 words)

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