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Consolation of Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0140447806

ISBN-13: 9780140447804

Edition: 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Boethius, Victor Watts, Victor Watts, Victor Watts, Victor Watts

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Boethius composed the 'Consolatio Philosophiae' in the 6th century AD whilst awaiting death. Though a convinced Christian, he consoled himself not with Christian precepts but with the tenets of Greek philosophy.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528

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