The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Ancius Boethius
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2003-04-24
ISBN: 0141920378
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. THE CONSOLATION was written in the period leading up to his brutal execution. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. THE CONSOLATION was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-03-02
ISBN: 0486113167
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Landmark of medieval Western thought written by a 6th-century Roman statesman and philosopher awaiting execution. How to achieve and maintain spiritual peace amid life's inevitable pain.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius,,P. G. Walsh
Publsiher: Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-07-10
ISBN: 0199540543
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Boethius composed De Consolation Philosophiae in the sixth century A.D. while awaiting death by torture, condemned on a charge of plotting against Gothic rule, which he protested as manifestly unjust. Though a Christian, Boethius details the true end of life as the soul's knowledge of God, and consoles himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy, not with Christian precepts. Written in a form called Meippean Satire that alternates between prose and verse, Boethius' work often consists of a story told by Ovid or Horace to illustrate the philosophy being expounded. The Consolation of Philosophy dominated the intellectual world of the Middle Ages; it inspired writers as diverse Thomas Aquinas, Jean de Meun, and Dante. 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 demeanor of the author, and the Meippean texture of part prose, part verse have been a fascination for students of philosophy, literature, and religion ever since. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius,Boèce,Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780198152286
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

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.

The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy
Author: Alain de Botton
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2001-03-01
ISBN: 0141930314
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolations of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

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 Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius,Aeterna Press
Publsiher: Aeterna Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 1964-02-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

To pleasant songs my work was erstwhile given, and bright were all my labours then; but now in tears to sad refrains am I compelled to turn. Thus my maimed Muses guide my pen, and gloomy songs make no feigned tears bedew my face. Then could no fear so overcome to leave me companionless upon my way. They were the pride of my earlier bright-lived days: in my later gloomy days they are the comfort of my fate; for hastened by unhappiness has age come upon me without warning, and grief hath set within me the old age of her gloom. White hairs are scattered untimely on my head, and the skin hangs loosely from my worn-out limbs. Aeterna Press

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Anicius Boethius
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN: 1681494760
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

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.

The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN: 3734095107
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

Chaucer and the Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius

Chaucer and the Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius
Author: Bernard L. Jefferson
Publsiher: Ardent Media
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaucer and the Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius Book Excerpt:

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

One of the most influential texts to come out of the late Middle Ages.

Boethius Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late Antiquity

Boethius    Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late Antiquity
Author: Antonio Donato
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 1472502213
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boethius Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late Antiquity Book Excerpt:

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.

Consolation of Philosophy

Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2001-10-01
ISBN: 1603840044
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Entirely faithful to Boethius' Latin; Relihan's translation makes the philosophy of the Consolation intelligible to readers; it gives equal weight to the poetry--in fact, Relihan's metrical translation of Boethius' metro are themselves contributions of the first moment to Boethian studies. Boethius finally has a translator equal to his prodigious talents and his manifold vision. --Joseph Pucci, Brown University

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Anicius Boethius,Marciano Guerrero,Marymarc Translations
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2014-02-05
ISBN: 9781495458972
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Boethius makes the point that in the course of our lives, when Good Fortune smiles on us, we should be wary, for complacency, deception, and delusion will lead us to overdraw our blessings from the good jar. For those with a philosophical bent, The Consolation of Philosophy offers insightful discussions on happiness, the problem of good and evil, and free will. For those with a practical bent, you can find wise advice on wealth, money, riches, and living well.

Consolation of Philosophy

Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius,Joel C. Relihan
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780872205833
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Unjustly imprisoned and waiting to die, Boethius penned his last and greatest work, Consolation of Philosophy, an imaginary dialogue between himself and Philosophy, personified as a woman. Reminiscent of Dante in places, Boethius's fiction is an ode-to-philosophy-cum-Socratic-dialogue. Joel Relihan's skillful rendering, smoother to the modern ear than previous translations, preserves the book's heart-rending clarity and Boethius's knack for getting it just right. Listen to him on fortune: "We spin in an ever-turning circle, and it is our delight to change the bottom for the top and the top for the bottom. You may climb up if you wish, but on this condition: Don't think it an injustice when the rules of the game require you to go back down."Consolation of Philosophy recalls the transience of the material world, the eternality of wisdom, and the life of the philosopher. Boethius was deeply influenced by the Platonist tradition, and this piece is one of the more powerful and artful defenses of a detachment that feels almost Buddhist. For anyone who's felt at odds with the world, Consolation is a reminder that the best things in life are eternal. Boethius must be right: the book is just as meaningful today as it was in the sixth century when he wrote it. --Eric de Place

Consolation of Philosophy

Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius,Joel C. Relihan
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2001-03-01
ISBN: 1603843361
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

"Entirely faithful to Boethius' Latin; Relihan's translation makes the philosophy of the Consolation intelligible to readers; it gives equal weight to the poetry--in fact, Relihan's metrical translation of Boethius' metra are themselves contributions of the first moment to Boethian studies. Boethius finally has a translator equal to his prodigious talents and his manifold vision." --Joseph Pucci, Brown University "This book offers a splendid new translation of the Consolatio Philosophiae that makes the philosophy of the text accessible to both the beginning student and to the Latin scholar. Any student interested in the transition in late antiquity from the pagan to the Christian worlds should own this volume." --Victoria Jordan, The Classical Outlook

The Consolation of Philosophy Christian Classics Series

The Consolation of Philosophy  Christian Classics Series
Author: Ancius Boethius
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2021-02-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Christian Classics Series Book Excerpt:

Written in the 6th century, "The Consolation of Philosophy" is the best-known--and most profound--work of the Christian theologian and philosopher St. Boethius. He composed this great work while he was unjustly imprisoned, directly before his unlawful execution. Consequently, "The Consolation"--which takes the form of a dialogue between Boethius and 'Lady Philosophy'--discusses a variety of important and weighty issues including ethics, the nature of God, God's relationship to the world, the problem of evil, and the true nature of happiness. In particular, an often-emphasized and key theme throughout the book is the importance of both loving God and developing virtue. Because it is written in dialogue form, the literary qualities of the book are somewhat 'light, ' which contrasts with the occasionally weighty topics it discusses. "The Consolation of Philosophy" was enormously influential on medieval and renaissance Christianity--statesmen, poets, historians, philosophers, and theologians all read and studied it extensively. Moreover, it remains even today an important and instructive book. Both compelling and illuminating, "The Consolation of Philosophy" is profitable for all readers and comes highly recommended

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius
Author: Boethius
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 78
Release: 1897
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius Book Excerpt:

'Why else does slippery Fortune change So much, and punishment more fit For crime oppress the innocent?' Written in prison before his brutal execution in AD 524, Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy is a conversation between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy, whose instruction restores him to health and brings him to enlightenment. Boethius was an eminent public figure who had risen to great political heights in the court of King Theodoric when he was implicated in conspiracy and condemned to death. Although a Christian, it was to the pagan Greek philosophers that he turned for inspiration following his abrupt fall from grace. With great clarity of thought and philosophical brilliance, Boethius adopted the classical model of the dialogue to debate the vagaries of Fortune, and to explore the nature of happiness, good and evil, fate and free will. This edition includes an introduction discussing Boethius's life and writings, a bibliography, glossary and notes.

The Consolation of Philosophy translated by H R James M A

The Consolation of Philosophy  translated by H  R  James M A
Author: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN: 8074843203
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy translated by H R James M A Book Excerpt:

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.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius Boethius
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2019-01-21
ISBN: 3748174039
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

The book called 'The Consolation of Philosophy' was throughout the Middle Ages, and down to the beginnings of the modern epoch in the sixteenth century, the scholar's familiar companion. Few books have exercised a wider influence in their time. It has been translated into every European tongue, and into English nearly a dozen times, from King Alfred's paraphrase to the translations of Lord Preston, Causton, Ridpath, and Duncan, in the eighteenth century. The belief that what once pleased so widely must still have some charm is my excuse for attempting the present translation. The great work of Boethius, with its alternate prose and verse, skilfully fitted together like dialogue and chorus in a Greek play, is unique in literature, and has a pathetic interest from the time and circumstances of its composition. It ought not to be forgotten. Those who can go to the original will find their reward.