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The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date May 1, 1897
Pages 78
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781499622072
ISBN-10 1499622074
Dimensions 0.18 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $13.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: ‘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.

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With Boethius | from Createspace Independent Pub (June 9, 2013)
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About: The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius Translated By H.
With Boethius | from Dodo Pr (December 31, 2008)
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About: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (c.
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9781499622072 | details & prices | 78 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.18 in. | List price $13.99
About: ‘Why else does slippery Fortune change So much, and punishment more fit For crime oppress the innocent?

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