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Author Boethius, -524, author.

Title The Consolation of Philosophy [electronic resource] / Boethius.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Barnes & Noble, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (144 pages)
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Summary This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading. While in prison awaiting a brutal execution, Boethius produced arguably the most famous work of early medieval philosophy and literature, the celebrated Consolation of Philosophy. In alternating sections of prose and poetry, Boethius describes the circumstances of his rapid fall from the upper echelons of society and power. In a conversation with lady Philosophy, Boethius discusses the perennial questions of human existence: the possibility of human happiness, the problem of evil, the vicissitudes of fortune in living well, the question of whether there is order in the universe, and the possibility of human freedom. The Consolation of Philosophy has survived as a brilliant work of Latin literature, and early English translations done by King Alfred the Great, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Queen Elizabeth I are still extant.
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Subject Happiness.
Philosophy and religion.
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Added Title De consolatione philosophiae. English
Other Form: Print version: Boethius, -524. Consolation of philosophy. New York : Barnes & Noble Books, c2005. 0760769796 (pbk.) (DLC)2007273067
ISBN 9781411467644 (epub)
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