Consolation of Philosophy by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
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Consolation of Philosophy
By Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

The Consolation of Philosophy

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Consolation of Philosophy by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

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Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. "The Consolation" was written in the period leading up to his brutal execution. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. "The Consolation" was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140447804
ISBN-10: 0140447806
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A work of mixed prose and verse in which the author considers universal issues such as the nature of justice, the problem of evil in a world controlled by God's providential plan, and the workings of Fortune and free will.

Boethius's 'De Topicis Differentiis' by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius Boethius's 'De Topicis Differentiis', Paperback (May 2004)

"Students of Boethius and of medieval logic will ... profit from Stump's work on this difficult treatise. Her translation, ... the first into English ... and the interpretative essays, e.g., on dialectic and Aristotle's Topics, Peter of Spain...

Theological Tractates by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius Theological Tractates, Hardback (July 1989)

The classical and Christian worlds meet in Boethius (c. 480 524 CE), the last writer of purely literary Latin from antiquity. His "Tractates" examine the Trinity and incarnation in Aristotelian terms. His "Consolation of Philosophy," a dialogue between himself and Philosophy, is theistic in tone but draws on Greek, especially Neoplatonist, sources.

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Author Biography - Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

Ancius Boethius (c. A.D.480-524) was a Roman philosopher and is considered one of the last authentic representatives of the classical world, in both his life and writings. It is through Boethius' translations that the knowledge of Aristotle has survived in the West. Victor Watts read Classics and English at Merton College Oxford. He is Master of Grey College and part-time Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Linguistics at Durham University.

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