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
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