The Consolation of Philosophy (Penguin Classics)

The Consolation of Philosophy (Penguin Classics)

By: "Boethius, Ancius"

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An eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, Boethius was also an exceptional Greek scholar, and it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned when he fell from favor and was imprisoned in Pavia. Written in the period leading up to his brutal execution, The Consolation of Philosophy 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, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment.

The clarity of Boethius's thought and his breadth of vision made this work 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.

Title: The Consolation of Philosophy (Penguin Classics)

Author Name: "Boethius, Ancius"

Categories: philosophy,

Publisher: Penguin Classics:

ISBN Number: 0140442081

ISBN Number 13: 9780140442083

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD

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