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Consolation of Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 1493557971

ISBN-13: 9781493557974

Edition: N/A

Authors: Boethius

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The Consolation of PhilosophyBy Ancius Boethius
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List price: $9.00
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 10/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.29" tall
Weight: 0.550
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.…