The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius

The Consolation of Philosophy

byBoethius

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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 on philosophy in the West during Medieval times.

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius,commonly called Boethius (circa 480–525 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 . 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 523 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 life, death and fortune. 

Title:The Consolation of PhilosophyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 11, 2013Publisher:Herne Ridge Ltd.Language:English

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