- In Cassiodorus’ (aka, Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator) Institutiones divinarum et humanarum lectionum there’s a chapter entitled, “On Scribes & the Remembering of Correct Spelling.” He also wrote On Orthography, a manual on spelling for his copyists. Contrary to popular opinion, he did not invent “spell-check”.
- first known Christian writer to use the term “the seven liberal arts” [from Martianus Capella, a Carthaginian, who brought the elements of the Trivium & the Quadrivium together to shape European education from the early medieval period through the Carolingian renaissance. Dorothy Sayers “The Lost Tools of Learning,” advocates a return to medieval education, to the education described by Capella & Cassiodorus]. For Cassiodorus, the liberal arts were propaideutic to sacred learning.
- Wilken, Robert Louis “Amo, Amas, Amat: Christianity & Culture”