Consolation of Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0140447806
ISBN-13: 9780140447804
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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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.…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Number of pages: 192 Dimensions: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.528 lbs.