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Cassiodorus : Variae :  Variae - S.J.B. Barnish

Cassiodorus : Variae

Variae

By: S.J.B. Barnish (Transcribed by)

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Cassiodorus (c.485585), Roman senator and consul, served in various high offices from c.505 to c.538, under the kings of the Ostrogoths, who had inherited the imperial administration of Italy. For long periods the Goths' chief publicist, he compiled the state papers he had drafted, as their regime crumbled under Byzantine attack. This selection is the first translation to appear since 1886." ... excellent and invaluable ..."Classical Review

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Acknowledgements
References and Abbreviations
Introduction
Italy, A.D. 395-550
The Variae
The Compilation
The Character of the Variae
The Variae as Separate Documents
The Variae as a Historical Source: a Caution
The Variae: Text and Editions; Selection, Dating and Translation
The House of the Cassiodori (Ordo Generis Cassiodororum)
Cassidorus and His Kindred in the Variae
The Family
Cassiodorus as Diplomatic Draftsman
Cassiodorus as Quaestor
Cassiodorus as Consul and Senator
Cassiodorus as Master of the Offices
Cassiodorus as Praetorian Prefect
Translated Variae With Notesp. 1
Glossary of Allusions and Official Termsp. 184
Select Bibliographyp. 189
Indexesp. 195
Mapsp. 203
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ISBN: 9780853234364
ISBN-10: 0853234361
Series: Translated Texts for Historians
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: May 1992
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36