The Resource The consolation of philosophy, Boethius ; translated with introduction and explanatory notes by P.G. Walsh

The consolation of philosophy, Boethius ; translated with introduction and explanatory notes by P.G. Walsh

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The consolation of philosophy
Title
The consolation of philosophy
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Boethius ; translated with introduction and explanatory notes by P.G. Walsh
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  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
  • 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 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 into 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 (Boethius was a considerable poet) have combined to exercise a fascination over students of philosophy and literature ever since. The book should therefore prove to be of value to students and scholars of classics, philosophy, and religion as well as to more general readers
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-524
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Boethius
Index
index present
LC call number
B659.D472
LC item number
E5 1999
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Walsh, P. G.
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  • Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Happiness
  • Bonheur
  • Philosophie et religion
  • Philosophie et religion
  • Bonheur
  • Happiness
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Filosofie
  • Troost
  • Englisch
  • Latein
  • Übersetzung
Label
The consolation of philosophy, Boethius ; translated with introduction and explanatory notes by P.G. Walsh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [liv]-lvii) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Boethius' Life and Writings
  • The Consolation of Philosophy
  • The Christianity of Boethius
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
lvii, 171 pages
Isbn
9780198152286
Lccn
98030457
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39654994
  • (OCoLC)ocm39654994
Label
The consolation of philosophy, Boethius ; translated with introduction and explanatory notes by P.G. Walsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [liv]-lvii) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Boethius' Life and Writings
  • The Consolation of Philosophy
  • The Christianity of Boethius
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
lvii, 171 pages
Isbn
9780198152286
Lccn
98030457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39654994
  • (OCoLC)ocm39654994

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