American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius Sixth century A.D. Roman statesman and historian who wrote Chronicon, a universal history to A.D. 519, and Institutiones, a broad course of study for a monastery.
“Theoderic respected learning and the arts and drew to his court lively minds such as Cassiodorus the Younger (485 - 585) and Boethius (480 - 525).”
“Note 214: This ancient tradition was fostered during the Middle Ages in the writings of Augustine, Boethius, Cassiodorus, and Isidore of Seville.”
“Cassiodorus (I. V.# 90, 391) writes: "The heavens and the earth, indeed all things in them which are directed by a higher power, share in this discipline of music, for Pythagoras attests that this universe was founded by and can be governed by music.”
“Cassiodorus, and Nicephorus Callistus, record precisely the same thing.”
“Now such transcribers are called antiquarii, whose occupations Cassiodorus confesses please him above all the tasks of bodily labour, adding:”
“As now the sayings of the saints frequently allude to the inventions of the poets, it must needs happen that through our not knowing the poem referred to, the whole meaning of the author is completely obscured, and assuredly, as Cassiodorus says in his book Of the Institutes of Sacred”
“They were one of the principal conduits of the liberal arts tradition which stretches back to Cassiodorus Senator in the 6th century.”
“Already, in the nineteenth year of our era, according to Cassiodorus and Pliny, a new island, Theia”
“The rule was adopted by Cassiodorus (480575), secretary of Theodoric, who founded a monastery at Beneventum in 540.”
“Theodoric's secretary was the learned Italian Cassiodorus, and the dual state was paralleled by a dual religious system.”
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