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Dal Cassiodoro dell’Historia Gothorum a quello delle Institutiones
The author discusses the presence of Vergil in Cassiodorus. Cassiodorus displays an ambivalent dynamic of appropriation: whereas in his texts on Christian exegesis his allusions to Vergil are intentionally vague, in his historiographical works the auctoritas of Vergil is repeatedly stressed. Indeed, in the latter Cassiodorus seeks to attain a different goal: Vergil serves as the authoritative source in order to present the Goths both as a race sharing a common divine lineage with the Romans and as people of ancient traditions whose origins were ennobled by a mention at Aeneid, 3.35 [Gradivus] Geticis qui praesidet arvis.