Consolation of Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0140442081

ISBN-13: 9780140442083

Edition: 1976

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Description: Boethius composed the Consolatio Philosophiae in the sixth century AD whilst awaiting death under torture. The circumstances of composition, the heroic demeanor of the author, and the Menippean' texture have combined to exercise a fascination over students of philosophy and of literature eversince. Professor Walsh has included an introduction and explanatory notes which combined with his new translation make the text accessible to general readers and scholars alike.

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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/26/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.79" long x 0.49" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

Born of a distinguished family, Boethius received the best possible education in the liberal arts in Athens and then entered public life under Theodoric the Ostrogoth, ruler of Italy. Boethius obtained the highest office, but was later accused of treason, imprisoned, and executed. In the dungeon of Alvanzano, near Milan, during his imprisonment, he composed "The Consolation of Philosophy," a remarkable piece of prose literature as well as philosophy. Boethius's outlook, like that of all the Church Fathers, was Platonistic, but he preserved much of the elementary logic of Aristotle. Boethius reported in his commentaries the views of Aristotelians even when they disagreed with his Platonism. Thus he created an interest in Aristotle in subsequent centuries and provided a basis for the introduction of Aristotle's works into Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Boethius was put to death in 526.

Preface
Introduction
Introductory
Boethius' Life and Writings
The Consolation of Philosophy
The Christianity of Boethius
The Text
Bibliography
Glossary
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