BOETHIUS; GREEN, RICHARD (TRANSLATOR).
Title The Consolation Of Philosophy.
Book Condition Softcover. Very good reading copy.
Publisher The Library of Liberal Arts, Indianapolis: 1962.
0672602733 / 9780672602733
Seller ID 56770X1
An eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, Boethius (circa 475-525) was also an exceptional Greek scholar and it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned when he fell from favor and was imprisoned in Pavia. Written in the period leading up to his brutal execution, it is a dialogue of alternating prose and and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy, whose instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. The clarity of Boethius's thought and his breadth of vision made The Consolation of Philosophy hugely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas suffused the thought of Chauser and Dante.
(Key Words: Philosophy, Boethius, Fortune, Happiness, Good, Evil, Fate, Free Will, Richard Green).