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The Consolation of Philosophy


The Consolation of Philosophy



von: Boethius

7,49 €

Verlag: Phoemixx Classics eBooks
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 11.08.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9783985941599
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 177

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The Consolation of Philosophy - Boethius - Born in the late 5th century AD, Boethius was a Roman statesman and philosopher who would come into the service of the Ostrogothic ruler of Italy, Theodoric the Great. Ultimately he would rise to the position of magister officiorum, the head of all the government and court services. In 523 AD he would find himself accused of treasonous correspondence with Justin I, a charge that would land him in prison and ultimately lead to his execution. During Boethiuss year-long imprisonment leading up to his execution he wrote The Consolation of Philosophy, a work that would become regarded as one of the most important and influential works from medieval times. The Consolation of Philosophy is a classical exposition of human nature as Boethius reflects on the treacherous betrayal that led to his fall from favor with his lord. In it he ponders the universal question of Theodicy, or why a benevolent and all powerful God allows evil to manifest in the world, and on the transitory nature of fortune. Meant to provide himself with some solace in the face of his fated execution, Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy is a work that has provided spiritual guidance to those in despair ever since its first appearance. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (bow-EE-thee-us; ca. 480524 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 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. A link between Boethius and a mathematical boardgame Rithmomachia has been made.

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