Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 6th sacred

Cassiodorous, d. 580
- also a civil servant under Theodoric, he retired in 550 to a monastery and was the first to establish a scriptorium ('writing-place') in a monastery - it was partially because of his eagerness to copy books and preserve knowledge that most monasteries in the middle ages concentrated on doing that - he wrote many books on all sorts of topics (mostly just summarizing what he knew) which at least preserved some knowledge

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