Cassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius
(730 words)

b. ca. AD 490 in Scylacium (Calabria);

d. ca. AD 590 in Scylacium;

author of historical, theological-philosophical, grammatical and panegyrical works; founder of the Monastery of Vivarium.


Seven of his works survive intact.


Cassiodorus’ works each have their own manuscript traditions.


Despite numerous partial edi…

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Backer, Keno, “Cassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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