Consolatio Philosophiae: The Consolation of Philosophy

Consolatio Philosophiae: The Consolation of Philosophy

by Boethius
     
 

Consolatio Philosophiae is Boethius's conversation with Philosophy personified. Written while awaiting execution, he ponders the nature of morality, fate and free will. Writing as Philosophy, he memorably brings the metaphor of the wheel of fortune to medieval writers. "I turn the wheel that spins. I delight to see the high come down and the low ascend."

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Consolatio Philosophiae is Boethius's conversation with Philosophy personified. Written while awaiting execution, he ponders the nature of morality, fate and free will. Writing as Philosophy, he memorably brings the metaphor of the wheel of fortune to medieval writers. "I turn the wheel that spins. I delight to see the high come down and the low ascend."

This edition of Consolatio Philosophiae puts Boethius's original text and next to James's English translation together in one affordable book.

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ISBN-13:
9781937847043
Publisher:
Pluteo Pleno
Publication date:
01/29/2014
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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