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The Consolation of Philosophy (Penguin Classics)

By: "Boethius, Ancius"

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Publisher: Penguin Classics:

Seller ID: 9780140442083

ISBN: 0140442081

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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 ... View more info

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The Consolation of Philosophy (Oxford World's Classics)

By: "Boethius,"

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Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780199540549

ISBN: 0199540543

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Boethius composed De Consolation Philosophiae in 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 called Meippean Satire that 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 of Philoso... View more info