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Photostats of Manuscripts of Cassiodorus Institutiones I, II


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

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


  • Creation: originals dated 7th-12th century


0.44 Linear metres (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Facs. d. 78, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Facs. d. 78-79, e. 33-34

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13604

Biographical / Historical

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

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1950 by Professor R.A.B. Mynors.

Photostats of Manuscripts of Cassiodorus Institutiones I, II
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