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The Ecole Glossary


Eugippius

The disciple of St. Severinus of Noricum, Eugippius was also his biographer. After the death of Severinus in 492, Eugippius took the body from Bavaria to Italy, where he established a monastery at Castellum Lucullanum. Its scriptorium was famous, and Cassiodorus praised Eugippius' Biblical scholarship, although he did not approve of Eugippius' neglect of secular learning. Eugippius also wrote a monastic rule, which does not survive and was derived from the rule of Augustine and the anonymous Regula magistri. Eugippius compiled an anthology of the writings of Augustine that was widely read in the Middle Ages. Eugippius died sometime after 533.

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