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Cassiodorus and Colleges
Yesterday's post mentioned Cassiodorus (c.485-c.585), a contemporary of Boethius, and his description of the relationship between Arithmetic and Music. His full name was Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator. He was not a senator; that was part of his...
Cassiodorus and Colleges
Cassiodorus and Colleges
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The Philosophy of Music
Much of the medieval attitude about music and its forms came from Boethius (c.480-524 CE). In his de institution music [Latin: "On the laws of music"] he distinguished three types of music: Instrumental music Human music Mundane music Detail from copy of De...
The Philosophy of Music
The Philosophy of Music
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The Name of the Rose
When Gerard Segarelli was rejected by the Franciscans, he took matters into his own hands and formed the Apostolic Brethren in 1260. The Brethren, active in northern Italy, gained many followers with their life of extreme poverty and their message of repent...
The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
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The Name of the Rose
When Gerard Segarelli was rejected by the Franciscans, he took matters into his own hands and formed the Apostolic Brethren in 1260. The Brethren, active in northern Italy, gained many followers with their life of extreme poverty and their message of repent...
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The Name of the Rose
When Gerard Segarelli was rejected by the Franciscans, he took matters into his own hands and formed the Apostolic Brethren in 1260. The Brethren, active in northern Italy, gained many followers with their life of extreme poverty and their message of repent...
The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
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The Apostolic Brethren
Mendicants In the later part of the 13th century, a new order was founded in northern Italy. Sort of. The founder, Gerard Segarelli, was a resident of a town in the territory of Parma. Poor and uneducated, he wished to follow a strict Christian life. He app...
The Apostolic Brethren
The Apostolic Brethren
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Damnation of Memory
The Roman Severan family, with Geta "erased" from lower left by orders of Caracalla [ link ] Memory is a tricky thing: it cannot easily be controlled, but steps can be taken. The Roman Senate had a practice reserved for traitors to the state: Damnatio memor...
Damnation of Memory
Damnation of Memory
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Magnus Maximus, Part Two
rom a 14th century Welsh Book of Hours, this is thought to depict Maximus [ link ] Yesterday we introduced Magnus Maximus, a general who briefly became ruler of much of the Western Roman Empire. Leaving the young Emperor Valentinian II in Rome, Maximus rule...
Magnus Maximus, Part Two
Magnus Maximus, Part Two
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Magnus Maximus, Part 1
Yesterday's post on St. Illide mentioned that he cured the daughter of Roman Emperor Magnus Maximus. Although Maximus was Emperor of Western Roman Empire for only five years (383-85 CE), he has a bearing on medieval legend, and you ought to be introduced. [...
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Saint Illide
Yesterday's post featured a picture of the chapel of Saint Illide, belonging to the Château d'Alleuze. The chapel was built in the 12th century and named for a 4th century bishop of Clermont, France. Given that the picture yesterday showed a no-longer-used ...
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