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The Consolation of Philosophy
  • By Boethius
  • By P. G. Walsh
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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 Philosophy dominated the intellectual world of the Middle Ages; it inspired writers as diverse Thomas Aquinas, Jean de Meun, and Dante. In England it was rendered into Old English by Alfred the Great, into Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer, and later Queen Elizabeth I made her own translation. The circumstances of composition, the heroic demeanor of the author, and the Meippean texture of part prose, part verse have been a fascination for students of philosophy, literature, and religion ever since.
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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780199540549
    • Manufacturer: Paperbackshop Uk Import
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780199540549
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2008
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Boethius
    • Author: P. G. Walsh
    • Page Count: 240
    • Weight: 0.37 pounds
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