The Consolation of Philosophy

With an Introduction and Contemporary Criticism

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Author: Boethius,Joseph Pearce

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586174371

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

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Presents the Roman philosophical and religious scholar's dialogue on the nature of man and his relationship to God and the universe.

The Consolation of Philosophy

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Author: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847200089

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Consolation of Philosophy

Ignatius Critical Editions

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Author: Anicius Boethius

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681494760

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

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Written in the sixth century, The Consolation of Philosophy was one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages. Boethius composed the masterpiece while imprisoned and awaiting the death sentence for treason. The Christian author had served as a high-ranking government official before falling out of favor with Roman Emperor Theodoric, an Arian. In the Consolation, Boethius explores the true end of life-knowledge of God-through a conversation with Lady Philosophy. Part prose, part poetry, the work combines Greek philosophy and Christian faith to formulate answers to some of life's most difficult and enduring questions.

Trost der Philosophie / Consolatio philosophiae

Lateinisch - Deutsch

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Author: Boethius

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050093110

Category: History

Page: 372

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Von Theoderich zunächst gefördert, dann wegen Hochverrats zum Tode verurteilt, verfasste Boethius seine Schrift im Gefängnis vor seiner Hinrichtung (524 n. Chr.). Sein Werk ist eines der wirkungsmächtigsten der Spätantike und zählt zu den beliebtesten Büchern des Abendlandes überhaupt. Zweifellos war der Autor Christ, doch suchte er Trost und Hoffnung nicht beim Christentum, sondern in der philosophischen Tradition.

THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY (The Cooper Translation)

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Author: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027218195

Category: Poetry

Page: 253

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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 in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (c. 480–524 or 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 and many consuls. 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 522 he saw his two sons become consuls. 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 fortune, death, and other issues. The Consolation became one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages.

Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late Antiquity

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Author: Antonio Donato

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472502221

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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In the last fifty years the field of Late Antiquity has advanced significantly. Today we have a picture of this period that is more precise and accurate than before. However, the study of one of the most significant texts of this age, Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, has not benefited enough from these advances in scholarship. Antonio Donato aims to fill this gap by investigating how the study of the Consolation can profit from the knowledge of Boethius' cultural, political and social background that is available today. The book focuses on three topics: Boethius' social/political background, his notion of philosophy and its sources, and his understanding of the relation between Christianity and classical culture. These topics deal with issues that are of crucial importance for the exegesis of the Consolation. The study of Boethius' social/political background allows us to gain a better understanding of the identity of the character Boethius and to recognize his role in the Consolation. Examination of the possible sources of Boethius' notion of philosophy and of their influence on the Consolation offers valuable instruments to evaluate the role of the text's philosophical discussions and their relation to its literary features. Finally, the long-standing problem of the lack of overt Christian elements in the Consolation can be enlightened by considering how Boethius relies on a peculiar understanding of philosophy's goal and its relation to Christianity that was common among some of his predecessors and contemporaries.

Boethius

the poems from On the consolation of philosophy, translated out of the original Latin into diverse historical Englishings, diligently collaged

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Author: Boethius

Publisher: Sun & Moon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin poetry

Page: 235

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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy

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Author: Stephen Blackwood

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191028118

Category: Religion

Page: 398

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Throughout Antiquity and the Middle Ages, literature was read with the ear as much as with the eye: silent reading was the exception; audible reading, the norm. This highly original book shows that Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy - one of the most widely-read texts in Western history - aims to affect the listener through the designs of its rhythmic sound. Stephen Blackwood argues that the Consolation's metres are arranged in patterns that have a therapeutic and liturgical purpose: as a bodily mediation of the text's consolation, these rhythmic patterns enable the listener to discern the eternal in the motion of time. The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy vividly explores how in this acoustic encounter with the text philosophy becomes a lived reality, and reading a kind of prayer.

The Consolation of Philosophy (translated by H. R. James M.A.)

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Author: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074843203

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Consolation of Philosophy (translated by H. R. James M.A.)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. 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 in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (c. 480–524 or 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 and many consuls. 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 522 he saw his two sons become consuls. 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 fortune, death, and other issues. The Consolation became one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages.

Fortune's prisoner

the poems of Boethius's consolation of philosophy

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Author: Boethius,James Harpur

Publisher: Anvil Pr Poetry Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 95

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James Harpur argues for the reappraisal of Boethius as poet with his imaginative treatment of the poems from The Consolation of Philosophy . His free versions and persuasive introduction encourage their reading as a coherent sequence outside their original context in a work of prose and verse.

Geschichte der Philosophie I: Antike und Mittelalter

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Author: Wulff D. Rehfus

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825236803

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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Die vierbändige "Geschichte der Philosophie" informiert auf knappstem Raum übersichtlich und klar über Leben, Werk und Denkmodelle der wichtigsten Philosophen von der Antike bis zum 20. Jahrhundert. Zeittafel und Glossar ergänzen die von ausgewiesenen Experten verfassten Artikel. Die vier Bände basieren auf dem 2003 erschienenen "Handwörterbuch Philosophie", das unter www.philosophie-woerterbuch.de kostenlos verfügbar ist. Sie sind aktualisiert, ergänzt und neu strukturiert. Band I gibt einen Abriss der Geschichte der antiken und mittelalterlichen Philosophie. Er umreißt in chronologischer Abfolge Leben und Werk der wichtigsten griechischen Philosophen: Thales, Anaximander, Pythagoras, Heraklit, Parmenides, Sokrates, Platon, Aristoteles und Epikur. Aus der römischen Antike werden Cicero und Seneca behandelt und die mittelalterliche Philosophie wird am Beispiel von Plotin, Augustinus, Thomas von Aquin und Nikolaus von Kues vorgestellt. Eine Zeittafel erleichtert die Übersicht und ein Glossar klärt die wichtigsten Fachtermini. Alle vier Bände sind zum Paketpreis von 34,99 € erhältlich!

The Consolations of Philosophy

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Author: Alain de Botton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930314

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The Consolations of Philosophy is Alain de Botton's internationally bestselling guide to life The inspiration for the TV series Philsophy: A Guide to Happiness Alain de Botton, bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety; the fear of failure and the pressure to conform. 'Singlehandedly, de Botton has taken philosophy back to its simplest and most important purpose: helping us live our lives' Independent 'No doubt about it, philosophy is the new rock and roll and Alain de Botton is its Colonel Tom Parker . . . A pleasure to read. And good writing, like good philosophy, is always a consolation' John Banville, Irish Times 'Few discussions on the great philosophers can have been so entertaining . . . an ingenious, imaginative book' Humphrey Carpenter, Sunday Times 'Witty, thoughtful, entertaining . . . a stylish book, which manages to make philosophy both enjoyable and relevant' Anthony Clare, Literary Review 'Gentle, helpful and humane . . . De Botton's instinct is surely right: if we are to bring philosophy to life we should look again at those thinkers who have sought to be not clever or paradoxical, but simply wise' Roger Scruton, Mail on Sunday Alain de Botton was born in 1969 and is the author of non-fiction essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His bestselling books include Essays in Love; The Romantic Movement; Kiss and Tell; Status Anxiety; How Proust Can Change Your Life; The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work; The Art of Travel; The Architecture of Happiness and Religion for Atheists. He lives in London and founded The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com) and Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk). For more information, consult www.alaindebotton.com.

The Theological Tractates and the Consolation of Philosophy

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Author: Boethius,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In preparing the text of the Consolatio I have used the apparatus in Peiper’s edition (Teubner, 1871), since his reports, as I know in the case of the Tegernseensis, are generally accurate and complete; I have depended also on my own collations or excerpts from various of the important manuscripts, nearly all of which I have at least examined, and I have also followed, not always but usually, the opinions of Engelbrecht in his admirable article, Die Consolatio Philosophiae des Boethius in the Sitzungsberichte of the Vienna Academy, cxliv. (1902) 1–60. Aeterna Press

The "Consolation" of Boethius

An Analytical Inquiry Into His Intellectual Processes and Goals

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Author: Stephen Varvis

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

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Using methods from the study of the history of consciousness, this study analyzes symbols such as philosophy, participation, and the various images Boethius employs to describe his intellectual process and goal. Its triple argument - from its internal symbols, from sympathetic readers, and from opponents - presents the view for the meaning of the Consolation as the attempt of a Christian thinker to avail himself of philosophical thinking as a divine gift in which his own mind participated. It offers to medieval scholarship patterns of analysis which illuminate the patterns of medieval consciousness, and the shift to early modern ways of seeing and thinking. The study crosses a number of fields (history, philosophy, theology, literature) and periods (late antique to early modern), and relies on interpretive methodology.

Trost der Philosophie

Eine Gebrauchsanweisung

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Author: Alain de Botton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026440

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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Ungeliebt? Geldsorgen? Frust? ? Liebeskummer? Ihnen kann geholfen werden! Geistreich und originell untersucht Alain de Botton, welche Tröstungen die großen Philosophen für die Lebensprobleme moderner Zeitgenossen bereithalten: Was raten uns Sokrates, Epikur, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer und Nietzsche, wenn man sie, ihr Leben und Werk befragt? Mit erzählerischer Verve und bestechendem Witz untersucht Alain de Botton den Nutzen der Philosophie für das Leben – eine Einladung, ein Kompendium, eine Denkreise.

Boethius and Dialogue

Literary Method in the "Consolation of Philosophy"

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Author: Seth Lerer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400857651

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

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This book treats Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy as a work of imaginative literature, and applies modern techniques of criticism to his writings. The author's central purpose is to demonstrate the methodological and thematic coherence of The Consolation of Philosophy. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius

Medieval and Early Renaissance Christianity

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Author: Boethius,H. James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781502311344

Category:

Page: 124

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The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius - Boethius - Translated into English Prose and Verse by H. R. James. The Consolation of Philosophy is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period. The Consolation of Philosophy was written during a one-year imprisonment Boethius served while awaiting trial - and eventual horrific execution - for the crime of treason under the Ostrogothic King Theodoric the Great. Boethius was at the very heights of power in Rome and was brought down by treachery. This experience inspired the text, which reflects on how evil can exist in a world governed by God (the problem of theodicy), and how happiness can be attainable amidst fickle fortune, while also considering the nature of happiness and God. It has been described as "by far the most interesting example of prison literature the world has ever seen." Even though reference is often made to God, the book is not strictly religious. A link is often assumed, yet there is no reference made to Jesus Christ or Christianity or any other specific religion other than a few oblique references to Pauline scripture, such as the symmetry between the opening lines of Book 4 Chapter 3 and 1 Corinthians 9:24. God is however represented not only as an eternal and all-knowing being, but as the source of all Good. Boethius writes the book as a conversation between himself and Lady Philosophy. She consoles Boethius by discussing the transitory nature of fame and wealth ("no man can ever truly be secure until he has been forsaken by Fortune"), and the ultimate superiority of things of the mind, which she calls the "one true good". She contends that happiness comes from within, and that one's virtue is all that one truly has, because it is not imperilled by the vicissitudes of fortune.