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The Consolation of Philosophy

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ISBN13:

9780199540549

ISBN10:
0199540543
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/15/2008
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Oxford Paperbacks
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Summary

Boethius composedDe Consolation Philosophiaein the sixth century A.D. while awaiting death by torture, condemned on a charge of plotting against Gothic rule, which he protested as manifestly unjust. Though a Christian, Boethius details the true end of life as the soul's knowledge of God, and consoles himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy, not with Christian precepts. Written in a form calledMeippean Satirethat alternates between prose and verse, Boethius' work often consists of a story told by Ovid or Horace to illustrate the philosophy being expounded.The Consolation ofPhilosophydominated the intellectual world of the Middle Ages; it inspired writers as diverse Thomas Aquinas, Jean de Meun, and Dante. In England it was rendered into Old English by Alfred the Great, into Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer, and later Queen Elizabeth I made her own translation. The circumstances of composition, the heroic demeanor of the author, and theMeippeantexture of part prose, part verse have been a fascination for students of philosophy, literature, and religion ever since.


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