Amato (or Amatus)
Amato (Or Amatus)
a friar of Monte-Casino,: and afterwards bishop, lived in the 11th century. He composed several Latin poems, and among others four books, which he dedicated to pope Gregory VII, entitled De Gesiis Apostolorum Petri et Pauli. These works have been lost; and this is a great misfortune, if we may credit the opinion of Peter Diacre, who called Amatus an admirable versifier. The canon Mari says that one MS. has been preserved in the Library of Monte-Casino, which contains a history of the Normans, in eight volumes, compiled by Amatus. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen., s.v.