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The Consolation of Philosophy (Paperback)

Boethius; Edited by Peter Walsh

Series: Oxford World's Classics

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Boethius composed the De Consolatione Philosophiae in the sixth century AD whilst awaiting death under torture, 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 intellectual world of the Middle Ages; writers as diverse as Thomas Aquinas, Jean de Meun, and Dante were inspired by it. In England it was rendered in to 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 demeanour of the author, and the 'Menippean' texture of part prose, part verse have combined to exercise a fascination over students of philosophy and literature ever since. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Oxford World's Classics
Release date: November 2009
First published: October 2008
Authors: Boethius
Editors: Peter Walsh (Emeritus Professor of Humanity)
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 171
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-954054-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600 > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600 > General
LSN: 0-19-954054-3
Barcode: 9780199540549

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