The New Cassiodorus

  title={The New Cassiodorus},
  author={E. K. Rand},
  pages={433 - 447}
THE significance of Cassiodorus in the history of the transmission of Classical and patristic texts and thus in the history of mediaeval education has long been duly acclaimed. It is he who made sound learning and the copying of books a part of monastic discipline. It is he who saved the ancient Latin authors and the Fathers of the Church for the Middle Ages. He built, of course, on foundations that others had laid.' Without his aid, the Church might have somehow transmitted its two-fold… Expand
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): abdicativa (et particulari dedicativa)
    22) in Deuteronomio] incede uteronomio B S. Here, we infer, M is correct, and we might infer its independence were not the curious error corrected by B2, happy for once in his emendation
      For such cases, see id
        On fol. 78v a square of dots :: and a triangle : appear, but these, like the four dots in Plate B.2, are the adornments of an explicit and an incipit
          Once more, a study of the ornamentation of all the manuscripts might well enable us to reconstruct many of the features of the codex archetypus of Cassiodorus's work
            Perhaps in the original the thumb was extended a bit. Cf. Horace, Carm., iv, 6, 35: Lesbium servate pedem meique / pollicis ictum
              See the list in Lowe
                The script is earlier than that of our book. It is called in the plate saec. viii/ix but in the description (p. xx) it is associated with the style that prevailed in North Italy 'ineunte saeculo ix
                  Two manuscripts, V and Q, corrected this mistake. The latter, Vat. Pal. lat. 274 saec. xi, emends with a high hand almost everything in sight