Project Status: Complete

Resources on the life and work of Cassiodorus, including full text of James J. O’Donnell’s Cassiodorus (UC-Berkeley, 1979), as well as Cassiodorus’ De animaInstitutiones books 1 and 2, and Variae. Also included are the Instituta of Junillus, Quaestor at Constantinople and Cassiodorus’ contemporary, and Jordanes’ Getica, an abridged version of Cassiodorus’ lost Gothic History.

* National History Day Selected Resource *

Resource details:

Resource Type: Teaching ResourcesText: MedievalText: Modern

License: Must provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: English

Language of Modern Translation: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 500 - 600

Subject: ByzantiumConversionEarly Germanic PeoplesHistoryRoyalty, MonarchsWar

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Chronicles, AnnalsDidacticDoctrinalLetters, PetitionsLiteratureReligious TextsTextual Evidence

Geopolitical Region: ByzantiumEuropeItalyMiddle East

Original Language: Latin

English translations of Junillus' Instituta and Jordanes' Getica. Cassiodorus' texts are in Latin only.

Medieval Creators: JordanesCassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius