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Consolation of Philosophy

Consolation of Philosophy - rev edition

Consolation of Philosophy - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780140447804

ISBN10: 0140447806

Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius and Victor  Translator Watts - ISBN 9780140447804
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
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Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius and Victor  Translator Watts - ISBN 9780140447804

ISBN13: 9780140447804

ISBN10: 0140447806

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 99
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Summary

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.

Author Bio

Boethius :

Boethius (c. a.d. 475-525) was consul in 510 and a trusted political adviser to Theodoric, the Ostrogoth. He was later imprisoned and executed at Ravenna.


Watts, Victor (Translator) : University of Durham

Victor Watts is Master of Grey College, England, and part-time Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Linguistics at Durham University, England.

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