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- adj. Of or relating to Cassiodorus (c.485–c.585), a statesman and writer in Ancient Rome, serving in the administration of Theodoric the Great, king of the Ostrogoths.
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Sir Henry would go farther, and claim the whole book as Cassiodorian.
This church is itself of later date than Cassiodorus, and probably formed part of the work of restoration undertaken by Nicephorus Phocas in the Tenth Century; but there are signs of its having formerly joined on to a monastery, and some of the work about it looks as if materials taken from the Cassiodorian edifice had been used in the work of reconstruction.
Still it contains so much that is valuable, and that could hardly have been invented by any writer of a post-Cassiodorian age, that it is well worthy of the careful and, so to speak, microscopical examination to which it has been subjected by
[This letter, a very interesting and sensible one, is somewhat spoilt by a characteristic Cassiodorian sentence at the end: --
Some have supposed that these words point to a currency in salt; but I think they are only a Cassiodorian way of saying 'By this craft ye have your wealth.'] 'Therefore let your ships, which you have tethered, like so many beasts of burden, to your walls, be repaired with diligent care: so that when the most experienced Laurentius attempts to bring you his instructions, you may hasten forth to greet him.