The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy

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by Boethius, David R. Slavitt, Seth Lerer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674048350

ISBN-13: 9780674048355

Pub. Date: 05/01/2010

Publisher: Harvard

Composed while its author was imprisoned, this book remains one of Western literature’s most eloquent meditations on the transitory nature of earthly belongings, and the superiority of things of the mind. Slavitt’s translation captures the energy and passion of the original. And in an introduction intended for the general reader, Seth Lerer places Boethius

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Composed while its author was imprisoned, this book remains one of Western literature’s most eloquent meditations on the transitory nature of earthly belongings, and the superiority of things of the mind. Slavitt’s translation captures the energy and passion of the original. And in an introduction intended for the general reader, Seth Lerer places Boethius’s life and achievement in context.

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ISBN-13:
9780674048355
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
228,943
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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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JWL More than 1 year ago
This book has made my top ten for best readings. The book is basically a dialect between Boethius and "Lady Philosophy." It takes place while he is in prison, questioning everything relating to man, power, greed, fear, lonliness, and God. It answers many questions that we people ask even in today's world. For example, why are people in high positions, like CEO's and leaders, so corrupt or evil to people they consider lower than them. This is one debate that he asks and Lady Philosophy answers. Also, this book is very comprehensive to all readers--whether you're a philosophy major or not. I would recommend this book to everybody because it will prove to be motivational throughout your life, and this book will be able to answer many key questions towards the attitudes of people who transgress against you at times.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!
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