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The consolation of philosophy

Author: Boethius; P G Walsh
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford world's classics.
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Boethius composed the De Consolatione Philosophiae in the sixth century A.D. whilst awaiting death under torture. He had been condemned on a charge of treason which he protested was manifestly unjust. Though a convinced Christian, in detailing the true end of life which is the soul's knowledge of God, he consoled himself not with Christian precepts but with the tenets of Greek philosophy. This work dominated the

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Genre/Form: Kommentar
Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Boethius; P G Walsh
ISBN: 0198152280 9780198152286 0192838830 9780192838834
OCLC Number: 39654994
Description: lvii, 171 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Boethius' Life and Writings --
The Consolation of Philosophy --
The Christianity of Boethius.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics.
Other Titles: De consolatione philosophiae.
Responsibility: Boethius ; translated with introduction and explanatory notes by P.G. Walsh.
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Boethius wrote this work in the 6th century AD while awaiting torture and death on a charge of treason. Though a Christian, in detailing the true end of life which is the soul's knowledge of God, he  Read more...


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Both the notes and the thorough introduction to the work display Walsh's wide reading, erudition, and ease at addressing non-specialists. * The Classical Outlook, vol.78, no.2 * This volume fills a Read more...

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