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But Cassiodorus does not supply any details about his correspondent or the size and nature of his pension, and Jordanes, whose history of the period abridges an earlier work by Cassiodorus, makes no mention of a pension.
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Cassiodorus and does
The author of a continuation of Dionysius's Computus, writing in 616, described Dionysius as a " most learned abbot of the city of Rome ", and the Venerable Bede accorded him the honorific abbas, which could be applied to any monk, especially a senior and respected monk, and does not necessarily imply that Dionysius ever headed a monastery ; indeed, Dionysius's friend Cassiodorus stated in Institutiones that he was still only a monk late in life.
Cassiodorus and any
He was the first editor of the Letters of Cassiodorus, with his Treatise on the Soul ( 1538 ); and his edition of Ammianus Marcellinus ( 1533 ) contains five books more than any former one.
Cassiodorus and about
Under the direction of Cassiodorus, in about 510, he compiled the Historiae Ecclesiasticae Tripartitae Epitome, or the Historia Tripartita (" Tripartite History "), a standard manual of church history through the Middle Ages.
The work was compiled, under the direction of Cassiodorus, in about 510 CE, by his assistant Epiphanius Scholasticus.
Treated with distinction by Theodoric on account of his oration in behalf of the Dalmatians, and protected by Cassiodorus, he entered the service of the Gothic court, but resigned at the time of the struggle with Byzantium ( about 536 ).
Cassiodorus and pension
Cassiodorus, then a secretary to Theodoric the Great, wrote a letter to a " Romulus " in 507 confirming a pension.
Cassiodorus and Jordanes
The letters of Cassiodorus, chief minister and literary adviser of Amalasuntha, and the histories of Procopius and Jordanes, give us our chief information as to the character of Amalasuntha.
Jordanes was asked by a friend to write this book as a summary of a multi-volume history of the Goths ( now lost ) by the statesman Cassiodorus.
In the preface to his Getica, Jordanes writes that he is interrupting his work on the Romana at the behest of a brother Castalius, who apparently knew that Jordanes had had the twelve volumes of the History of the Goths by Cassiodorus at home.
De origine actibusque Getarum ( The Origin and Deeds of the Getae / Goths ), or the Getica, written in Late Latin by Jordanes ( or Jornandes ) in 551, claims to be a summary of a voluminous account by Cassiodorus of the origin and history of the Gothic people, which may have had the title " Origo Gothica " and which is now lost.
However, we cannot assess the extent to which Jordanes actually used the work of Cassiodorus ( see the discussion below on the sources also used by Jordanes ).
In the pen of Jordanes ( or Cassiodorus ), Herodotus ' Getian demi-god Zalmoxis becomes a king of the Goths ( 39 ).
Because the original work of Cassiodorus has not survived, the work of Jordanes is one of the most important sources for the period of the migration of the European tribes, and the Ostrogoths and Visigoths in particular, from the 3rd century CE.
The fact that Jordanes once obtained them from a steward indicates that the wealthy Cassiodorus was able to hire at least one full-time custodian of them and other manuscripts of his ; i. e., a private librarian ( a custom not unknown even today ).
The names of Rhovanion's royal family, Vidugavia, Vidumavi and Vinitharya are of Gothic origin and are attested in sixth-century chronicles by Cassiodorus, Jordanes and Procopius.
The History was used in the Excerpta de Legationibus of Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus ( r. 913 – 959 ), as well as by authors such as Evagrius Scholasticus, Cassiodorus, Jordanes, and the author of the Souda.
Sixth Century historian Jordanes makes two references the Aesti in his book " The Origins and the Deeds of the Goths ", which was a treatment of Cassiodorus ' longer book ( which no longer survives ) on the history of the Goths.
Strabo, Polyaenus, Cassiodorus, and Jordanes ( in De origine actibusque Getarum, The Origin and Deeds of the Goths ) also wrote of her.
Cassiodorus and his disciple Jordanes ( middle of the 6th century ) make the last known antique references ; Cassiodorus draws on parts of the Germania and Jordanes cites the Agricola, but both know the author only as Cornelius.
According to other historians, Jordanes ' narrative has little relation to Cassiodorus ,' no relation to oral traditions, and little relation to actual history.
A Danish historian, Arne Søby has nonetheless proposed that Cassiodorus, who wrote the original text on which Jordanes ' work is based, invented him, with inspiration from the name of Βέρικος ( Berikos or Verica ).
Cassiodorus and history
Cassiodorus revised and corrected the work and arranged it into one continuous history of the church.
In spite of numerous errors taken over from Eusebius, and some of his own, Jerome produced a valuable work of universal history, if only for the impulse which it gave to such later chroniclers as Prosper, Cassiodorus, and Victor of Tunnuna to continue his annals.
Cassiodorus and period
The Institutiones seem to have been composed over a lengthy period of time, from the 530s into the 550s, with redactions up to the time of Cassiodorus ’ death.
This was also a period of transmission: the Roman patrician Boethius ( c. 480 – 524 ) translated part of Aristotle's logical corpus, thus preserving it for the Latin West, and wrote the influential literary and philosophical treatise De consolatione Philosophiae ; Cassiodorus ( c. 485 – 585 ) founded an important library at the monastery of Vivarium near Squillace where many texts from Antiquity were to be preserved.
File: DurhamCassiodorusDavidVictor. JPG | David from the Durham Cassiodorus, a rare non-liturgical illuminated manuscript from the early period.
Cassiodorus and earlier
Adam based his works in part on Einhard, Cassiodorus, and other earlier historians, as he had the whole library of the church of Bremen at his fingertips.
Cassiodorus and work
Despite numerous errors taken over from Eusebius, and some of his own, Jerome produced a valuable work, if only for the impulse which it gave to such later chroniclers as Prosper, Cassiodorus, and Victor of Tunnuna to continue his annals.
He asked Cassiodorus to write a work on the Goths that would, in essence, demonstrate their antiquity, nobility, experience and fitness to rule.
In 533 a letter ostensibly written by King Athalaric to the senate in Rome, but ghosted by Cassiodorus, mentions the great work on the Goths, now complete, in which Cassiodorus " restored the Amali with the illustriousness of their race.
The work had a broad appeal outside of Cassiodorus ' monastery as the subject of monastic study and reflection.
Cassiodorus mentions sixteen books of Columella, which has led to the suggestion that De Arboribus formed part of a work in four volumes.
Cassiodorus and by
In the monastic library at Jarrow were a number of books by theologians, including works by Basil, Cassian, John Chrysostom, Isidore of Seville, Origen, Gregory of Nazianzus, Augustine of Hippo, Jerome, Pope Gregory I, Ambrose of Milan, Cassiodorus, and Cyprian.
According to his friend and fellow-student, Cassiodorus, although by birth a " Scythian ", Dionysius was in character a true Roman and a thorough Catholic, most learned in both tongues ( by which he meant Greek and Latin ), and an accomplished Scripturist.
Eventually the term found a hidden meaning by Christian Romans through the folk etymology of Cassiodorus.
In the second book, dealing with dialectic and rhetoric, Isidore is heavily indebted to translations from the Greek by Boethius, and in treating logic, Cassiodorus, who provided the gist of Isidore's treatment of arithmetic in Book III.
The presence in Jerusalem of the relic is attested by Cassiodorus ( c. 485 – c. 585 ) as well as by Gregory of Tours ( c. 538 – 594 ), who had not actually been to Jerusalem.
However, other sources depict these men in far more positive light: for example Cassiodorus describes Cyprianus and Opilio as " utterly scrupulous, just and loyal " and mentions they are brothers and grandsons of the consul Opilio ; Theodoric was feeling threatened by international events: the Acacian Schism had been resolved, and the Catholic Christians aristocrats of his kingdom were seeking to renew their ties with Constantinople ; the Catholic Hilderic became king of the Vandals and put his sister Amalafrida to death ; and Arian Christians in the East were being persecuted.
Athalaric died in early 534, and the remainder of Cassiodorus ' public career was engulfed by the Byzantine reconquest and dynastic intrigue among the Ostrogoths.
Alan Cameron notes that Cassiodorus and Boethius both refer to him as " Macrobius Theodosius ", while he was known during his lifetime as " Theodosius ": the dedication to the De differentiis is addressed Theodosius Symmacho suo (" Theodosius to his Symmachus "), and by the dedicatory epistle to Avianus's Fables, where he is addressed as Theodosi optime.