Appendix I: The Ordo Generis Cassiodororum

1. Hermann Usener, Anecdoton Holderi (1877).

2. I have seen editions in the prefaces to Mommsen's editions of Jordanes and of the Variae; in C. Cipolla, Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, Ser. 2, 43(1893), 99-134; in J.J. van den Besselaar, Cassiodorus Senator en zijn Variae (1945), 206 (where he makes certain unfortunate silent emendations that only serve to obscure important points); and at the beginning of Fridh's introduction to his edition of the Variae.

3. The MSS are described by Mynors in the introduction to his edition of the Inst., pp. xxxii-xxxiii. Cappuyns' discussion of the Ordo generis with his suggested readings occurs in DHGE, 11(1949), 1367-1368.

4. G. Schepss, Neues Archiv, 11(1886), 123-140. One such manuscript is St. Gall 845, cited in P. Courcelle, La Consolation de Philosophie dans la tradition littéraire (1967), 275. Others are Einsiedeln 179 and Metz 377; readings from all three are cited in the edition given by Cipolla, op cit., 133-134; the only one of interest (but undoubtedly only a scribal correction) is "imitatur" for "imitatus" in line 14 (in Einsiedeln and Metz, but not St. Gall).

Appendix II: Cassiodorus' Name

1. Memoires de l'Academie des inscriptions et belles- lettres, 19. 1(1851), 63.

2. G. Downey, Ancient Antioch (1963), 30, 97, treats epochs in the cultivation of this deity.

3. CCSL 96, vi.

4. Julian, Misopogon 361D-362B; Ammianus 22. 14.4-5.

5. IG 4.136a = CIG 2, add. 2322b(32); IG 3.2.2325; CIG 3.4466. All three are reprinted in J.J. van den Besselaar, Cassiodorus Senator en zin Variae (1945), 205, but he erroneously gives the double sigma to all three.

6. MS Verona XXXIX(37); Lowe, CLA 4.496, dated the MS to late sixth century, northern Italy.

7. M.J. Cappuyns, DHGE, 11(1949), 1350.

Appendix IV: Momigliano's Hypothesis

1. A. Momigliano, PBA, 41(1955), 207-245, esp. 216-220; he has repeated many of these contentions, with no new evidence, in his Secondo contributo alla storia degli studi classici (1964), 231-253; and now treats his hypothesis as a proven fact, as at Annali de la Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Classe di Lettere e Filosofia, 3.2(1973), 397-418.

2. Neither in the Ordo generis nor in the Variae are Boethius and Symmachus called Anicii; the only Anicius called by that name anywhere in Cassiodorus' own works is one Maximus (Var. 10. 11.2, 10.11.3), a luminary of low wattage, honored with a meaningless office on the occasion of his marriage to a minor Gothic princess: a union of Amal and Anicius about which Cassiodorus makes little fuss.

3. N. Wagner, Getica (1967), 51-56, provides a crucial demonstration of the possibility--which is all that is needed to offset Momigliano's contrary possibility; see the tentative genealogy given in the preceding appendix.

4. The twelve-part pattern was broken by Jordanes, but see Chapter 2, note 24, above, for speculation on traces of the pattern. Note that the division of the Edictum Athalarici (Var. 9.18) into twelve capitula is native with Cassiodorus (Var. 9.19.2).