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The prisoner's philosophy : life and death in Boethius's Consolation

Author: Joel C Relihan; William Earnshaw Heise
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2007.
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Delivers a reading of the "Consolation". This work argues that it is a Christian work dramatizing not the truths of philosophy as a whole, but the limits of pagan philosophy in particular. It argues  Read more...

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Relihan, Joel C.
Prisoner's philosophy.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)654471531
Named Person: Boethius; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel C Relihan; William Earnshaw Heise
ISBN: 0268040249 9780268040246
OCLC Number: 71312731
Description: xiv, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The ironic Consolation and its reception --
Two digressions and a pointed conclusion --
Universality and particularity --
Consolation and the genre of consolation --
Death and meditation --
The Odyssey of Consolation --
Models and rewritings --
The Menippean Boethius in the personification allegories of the Middle Ages / by William E. Heise --
The wisdom of Boethius.
Responsibility: Joel C. Relihan ; with a contribution on the medieval Boethius by William E. Heise.
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"Relihan develops the innovative interpretation of Boethius's "Consolation of Philosophy" that he previously advanced in his "Ancient Menippean Satire" and elsewhere. . . . Although Relihan's Read more...

 
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