Cassiodori Senatoris Institutiones humanarum litterarum, textus Ph D / edidit Ilaria Morresi.

Cassiodorus, Senator, approximately 487-approximately 580 [Browse]
Uniform title
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • Turnhout : Brepols, 2022.
  • ©2022
190*, 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


Library of Congress genre(s)
  • Cassiodorus, Senator, approximately 487-approximately 580. Works. Latin (Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina) ; pars 3, 2. [More in this series]
  • Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina ; 99A. [More in this series]
  • Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina ; XCIX A [More in this series]
  • Magni Aurelii Cassiodori Senatoris Opera ; pars III, 2
Summary note
"The 'Institutiones humanarum litterarum' - that is, the second book of Cassiodorus' masterpiece, devoted to secular learning - have come to us in three different textual forms: the 'authentic' recension Omega, corresponding to Cassiodorus' final wishes, and two subsequent recensions, named Phi and Delta. Here, later interpolations were added starting from an earlier authorial draft, providing modern readers with valuable information about Cassiodorus' progressive revisions and updates. Subsequent additions are also evidence of the early fortune of the 'Institutiones', showing which texts were actively read and studied from the 6th to the 9th centuries. Following Roger Mynors' and Pierre Courcelle's fundamental intuitions, Ilaria Morresi provides the first complete critical edition of the Phi Delta corpora, based on the systematic study of the manuscript tradition. Much attention is paid to the many diagrams included both within the 'Institutiones saeculares' and the interpolations, which are clues to the great importance of images for Early Mediaeval teaching on Trivium and Quadrivium."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165*-190*) and indexes.
Language note
Text in Latin; introduction and critical matter in Italian.
  • Introduzione :
  • Testo e redazioni
  • Tradizione manoscritta e stemmata codicum
  • Nota al testo
  • Bibliografia
  • Institutiones humanarum litterarum
  • Additamenta quae in textu II inveniuntur-- Appendix
  • Additamenta quae in textu III inveniuntur
  • Appendix Omega :
  • Saecularium litterarum liber II : Praefatio, 1-3
  • De dialectica, 15-16
  • Conclusio, 1-9
  • Schemata quae in Humanarum litterarum institutionibus inveniuntur :
  • De grammatica
  • De rethorica
  • De dialectica
  • De mathematica
  • De Arithmetica
  • De musica
  • De geometrica
  • De astronomia
  • Indices :
  • Index locorum Sacrae Scripturae
  • Index fontium et locorum similium
  • Index codicum
  • Index analyticus
  • Index vocum Graecarum
  • Index nominum.
Other title(s)
Institutiones humanarum litterarum
  • 9782503595894 ((hardcover))
  • 2503595898 ((hardcover))
International Article Number
  • 9782503595894
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