Expositio psalmorum

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  • Non-Celtic texts
Commentary on the psalms by (Flavius Magnus Aurelius) Cassiodorus, a Roman who served the Ostrogothic ruler Theodoric.
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For a list of manuscripts, see Marc Adriaen, Magni Aurelii Cassiodori expositio psalmorum (1958). A manuscript of Irish provenance, which was not collated for Adriaen's edition, is:

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Textual relationships
(Possible) sources: Book of PsalmsBook of Psalms
Related: De titulis psalmorumDe titulis psalmorum

A series of exegetical argumenta and explanationes for all 150 psalms, with prefatory and other additional material. Each argumentum typically consists of a historical and mystical explanation, and less frequently, also a moral one. In ninth-century manuscripts, the work is attributed to Bede, but this claim remains unproven.

Glosses to Laon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 26Glosses to Laon, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 26Old Irish and Latin marginalia to a commentary on the psalms by Cassiodorus.


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Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Adriaen, Marc [ed.], Magni Aurelii Cassiodori expositio psalmorum, Corpus Christianorum Series Latina, 97, 98, Turnhout: Brepols, 1958.  
comments: Critical edition of the commentary on the psalms by Cassiodorus
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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