The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Title The Consolation of Philosophy PDF eBook
Author Boethius
Publisher Harvard University Press
Pages 216
Release 2008
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780674031050

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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.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Title The Consolation of Philosophy PDF eBook
Author Ancius Boethius
Publisher Penguin UK
Pages 192
Release 2003-04-24
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0141920378

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Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. THE CONSOLATION was 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. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. THE CONSOLATION was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Title The Consolation of Philosophy PDF eBook
Author Anicius Boethius
Publisher Ignatius Press
Pages 301
Release 2011-11-15
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1681494760

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Written in the sixth century, The Consolation of Philosophy was one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages. Boethius composed the masterpiece while imprisoned and awaiting the death sentence for treason. The Christian author had served as a high-ranking government official before falling out of favor with Roman Emperor Theodoric, an Arian. In the Consolation, Boethius explores the true end of life-knowledge of God-through a conversation with Lady Philosophy. Part prose, part poetry, the work combines Greek philosophy and Christian faith to formulate answers to some of life's most difficult and enduring questions.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Title The Consolation of Philosophy PDF eBook
Author Boethius
Publisher Courier Corporation
Pages 144
Release 2012-03-02
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0486113167

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Landmark of medieval Western thought written by a 6th-century Roman statesman and philosopher awaiting execution. How to achieve and maintain spiritual peace amid life's inevitable pain.

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius
Title The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius PDF eBook
Author Boethius
Publisher Prabhat Prakashan
Pages 170
Release 2007-01-01
Genre Philosophy
ISBN

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The Consolation of Philosophy (translated by Walter John Sedgefield)

The Consolation of Philosophy (translated by Walter John Sedgefield)
Title The Consolation of Philosophy (translated by Walter John Sedgefield) PDF eBook
Author Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Publisher DigiCat
Pages 164
Release 2023-12-29
Genre Poetry
ISBN

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Consolation of Philosophy (translated by Walter John Sedgefield)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (c. 480–524 or 525 AD), was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius, of the noble Anicia family, entered public life at a young age and was already a senator by the age of 25. Boethius himself was consul in 510 in the kingdom of the Ostrogoths. In 522 he saw his two sons become consuls. Boethius was imprisoned and eventually executed by King Theodoric the Great, who suspected him of conspiring with the Eastern Roman Empire. While jailed, Boethius composed his Consolation of Philosophy, a philosophical treatise on fortune, death, and other issues. The Consolation became one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Title The Consolation of Philosophy PDF eBook
Author Boethius Boethius
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Pages 143
Release 2019-01-21
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 3748174039

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The book called 'The Consolation of Philosophy' was throughout the Middle Ages, and down to the beginnings of the modern epoch in the sixteenth century, the scholar's familiar companion. Few books have exercised a wider influence in their time. It has been translated into every European tongue, and into English nearly a dozen times, from King Alfred's paraphrase to the translations of Lord Preston, Causton, Ridpath, and Duncan, in the eighteenth century. The belief that what once pleased so widely must still have some charm is my excuse for attempting the present translation. The great work of Boethius, with its alternate prose and verse, skilfully fitted together like dialogue and chorus in a Greek play, is unique in literature, and has a pathetic interest from the time and circumstances of its composition. It ought not to be forgotten. Those who can go to the original will find their reward.