Photostats of manuscripts of Cassiodorus Institutiones I, II

Scope and Content

Photostats and photographs from manuscripts of Cassiodorus, Institutiones divinarum et scularium litterarums:

  • Institutiones I, II from Bamberg, Knig. Biblioth. H.J.IV.15, 8th century, fols. 1v-34v (photographs), fol. 34v-68r (photostats)
  • Institutiones I. 70.2-84.15, from Berlin lat. 162 (Phillipps 1737)m fols. 38r-43v, 9th-10th century,
  • Institutiones II praef. i-ii, from Berlin lat. 176 (Phillipps 1780) fols. 46r-50v, 10th century
  • Institutiones I. 27.18-54.7, from Wolfenbttel, Weissenburg 79 (4163), fols. 9v-18r, 10th century
  • Institutiones I, from Vatican, Palat. lat. 274, fols. 1v-33v, 11th century
  • Institutiones 1 i-ix, xi-xiv, from Munich, Staatsbibliothek Lat. 14469, fols. 151r-165v, 9th century
  • Institutiones I (incomplete), from San Marino (Cal.), Huntington H.M. 627 (Phillipps 4621), fols. 44v-46r, 12th century
  • Institutiones I, II, from Vatican, Urbin. lat. 67, fols. 71r-126v, 12th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (c.490-c.585) was a Roman statesman, writer and monk. He wrote Institutiones divinarum et scularium litterarum, his most recognised work, between 543 and 555.

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Given to the Library in 1950.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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