The Consolation of Philosophy / Edition 1

The Consolation of Philosophy / Edition 1

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by Boethius, W V. Cooper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 089526885X

ISBN-13: 9780895268853

Pub. Date: 01/28/1981

Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company

An eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, Boethius (c. AD 475-525) was also an exceptional Greek scholar and it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned when he fell from favour and was imprisoned in Pavia. Written in the period leading up to his brutal execution, it is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and

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An eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, Boethius (c. AD 475-525) was also an exceptional Greek scholar and it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned when he fell from favour and was imprisoned in Pavia. Written in the period leading up to his brutal execution, it is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy, whose instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restores his health and brings him to enlightenment.

The clarity of Boethius's thought and his breadth of vision made The Consolation of Philosophy hugely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas suffused the thought of Chaucer and Dante. This translation makes it accessible to the modern reader while losing nothing of Boethius's poetic artistry and philosophical brilliance.

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ISBN-13:
9780895268853
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1981
Pages:
128

Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Introductionxi
IIntroductoryxi
IIBoethius' Life and Writingsxiii
IIIThe Consolation of Philosophyxxii
IVThe Christianity of Boethiusxxxii
VThe Textxxxv
Book I3
Book II22
Book III47
Book IV85
Book V116
Bibliography139
Glossary143

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This book is beautifully written, expressing into words truly remarkable conclusions (and ideas) about life. A must read for those who enjoy philosophical ventures.