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The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy

Author: Boethius; Richard H. Green (Translation & Notes)
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2016 Reprint of the 1962 edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Translated, with an introduction and notes by Richard H. Green. "The Consolation of Philosophy" was written in the sixth-century and has been described as having had the single most important influence on the Christianity of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance and as the last great work of the Classical Period. From the Carolingian epoch to the end of the Middle Ages and beyond, this was the most widely copied work of secular literature in Europe. It was one of the most popular and influential philosophical works, read by statesmen, poets, and historians, as well as of philosophers and theologians. It is through Boethius that much of the thought of the Classical period was made available to the Western Medieval world. It has often been said Boethius was the "last of the Romans and the first of the Scholastics". The philosophical message of the book fits well with the religious piety of the Middle Ages. Readers were encouraged not to seek worldly goods such as money and power, but to seek internalized virtues. Evil had a purpose, to provide a lesson to help change for good; while suffering from evil was seen as virtuous.

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  • : 9780486421636
  • : Dover Publications, Incorporated
  • : Dover Publications, Incorporated
  • : 0.176901
  • : April 2002
  • : ---length:- '21.5'width:- '13.7'units:- Centimeters
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  • : Boethius; Richard H. Green (Translation & Notes)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 189.4
  • : 128