Sacred texts of the secular: writing, hearing, and reading Cassiodorus' Variae

S. J. B. Barnish

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From a study of the Variae of Cassiodorus, the use of letters and orations in social control in the late Roman and early middle ages is considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-370
JournalStudia Patristica
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Cassiodorus
  • Variae
  • letters
  • preaching
  • reading
  • literary forms
  • social control

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