The Consolation of Philosophy 3 Classic Translations by James Cooper and Sedgefield

The Consolation of Philosophy  3 Classic Translations by James  Cooper and Sedgefield
Author: Ancius Manlius,Severinus Boethius
Release: 2013-08-29
Editor: e-artnow
Pages: 776
ISBN: 9788074843211
Language: en
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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 Bo?thius, 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: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 199
ISBN: 9780674028456
Language: en
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Composed while its author was imprisoned, this book remains one of Western literature’s most eloquent meditations on the transitory nature of earthly belongings, and the superiority of things of the mind. Slavitt’s translation captures the energy and passion of the original. And in an introduction intended for the general reader, Seth Lerer places Boethius’s life and achievement in context.

The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy
Author: Alain De Botton
Release: 2013-01-23
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307833501
Language: en
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From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is an unexpected book of both solace and humor. Dividing his work into six sections -- each highlighting a different psychic ailment and the appropriate philosopher -- de Botton offers consolation for unpopularity from Socrates, for not having enough money from Epicurus, for frustration from Seneca, for inadequacy from Montaigne, and for a broken heart from Schopenhauer (the darkest of thinkers and yet, paradoxically, the most cheering). Consolation for envy -- and, of course, the final word on consolation -- comes from Nietzsche: "Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us." This wonderfully engaging book will, however, make us feel better in a good way, with equal measures of wit and wisdom.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius,Boèce,Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 171
ISBN: 0198152280
Language: en
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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 Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius
Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: Martino Fine Books
Pages: 162
ISBN: 1614270457
Language: en
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2011 Reprint of 1962 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "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 that can be called Classical. It was written during a one-year imprisonment Boethius served while awaiting trial for the crime of treason. This experience inspired the text, which reflects on how evil can exist in a world governed by God, and how happiness can be attainable amidst fickle fortune, while also considering the nature of happiness and God. Boethius writes the book as a conversation between himself and Lady Philosophy. She consoles Boethius by discussing the transitory nature of fame and wealth, 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 imperiled by the vicissitudes of fortune.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Ancius Boethius
Release: 2016-10-10
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9781365453038
Language: en
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The Consolation of Philosophy 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. Written while Boethius was in prison awaiting execution, the work consists of a dialogue in alternating prose and verse between the author, lamenting his own sorrows, and a majestic woman, who is the incarnation of his guardian Philosophy. The woman develops a modified form of Neo-Platonism and Stoicism, demonstrating the unreality of earthly fortunes, then proving that the highest good and the highest happiness are in God, and reconciling the apparent contradictions concerning the existence of everything.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Anicius Boethius,Marciano Guerrero,Marymarc Translations
Release: 2014-02-05
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 206
ISBN: 1495458970
Language: en
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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.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius
Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 268
ISBN: CORNELL:31924073426789
Language: en
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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 Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Release: 2017-12-06
Editor: Musaicum Books
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9788027233809
Language: en
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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.

Consolation of Philosophy

Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius,Joel C. Relihan
Release: 2001-03-01
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781603843362
Language: en
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"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 Divine Foreknowledge

The Divine Foreknowledge
Author: Anonim
Release: 1843
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 8
ISBN: BL:A0021883245
Language: en
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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy

The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy
Author: Stephen Blackwood
Release: 2015-04-16
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9780191028113
Language: en
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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.

Boethius Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late Antiquity

Boethius    Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late Antiquity
Author: Antonio Donato
Release: 2013-09-12
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781472502223
Language: en
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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.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Anicius Boethius
Release: 2011-11-15
Editor: Ignatius Press
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781681494760
Language: en
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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.

Boethius and Dialogue

Boethius and Dialogue
Author: Seth Lerer
Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781400857654
Language: en
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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

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Release: 2019-09-25
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9783734095702
Language: en
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Reproduction of the original: 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
Release: 1968
Editor: Ardent Media
Pages: 168
ISBN:
Language: en
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The Medieval Consolation of Philosophy

The Medieval Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Noel Harold Kaylor Jr
Release: 2020-12-31
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 270
ISBN: 0367174944
Language: en
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Originally published in 1992 The Medieval Consolation of Philosophy is an annotated bibliography looking at the scholarship generated by the translations of the works of Boethius. The book looks at translations which were produced in medieval England, France, and Germany and addresses the influence exercised by Boethius, which extended into almost every area of medieval intellectual and artistic life. The book acts in two ways, as a whole the book acts as a bibliography and study of the European tradition of Consolatio translations, but viewed on a chapter-by-chapter basis, it is a collection of independent bibliographies on the individual vernacular traditions. The book contains separate chapters looking at the Consolatio traditions of medieval France and Germany.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius,Boethius
Release: 2010
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Pages: 204
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124113452
Language: en
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One of the most influential texts to come out of the late Middle Ages.

The Consolation of Philosophy as Cosmic Image

The Consolation of Philosophy as Cosmic Image
Author: Myra L. Uhlfelder
Release: 2018
Editor: Renaissance Society of America
Pages: 99
ISBN: 0866985271
Language: en
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In this study, Uhlfelder (recently deceased) argues convincingly that, in portraying his literary persona as an exemplum of man in his quest for self-knowledge, Boethius has made the whole Consolatio a cosmic image representing man as microcosm. The mental faculties of sensus, imaginatio, ratio, and intellegentia are arranged as a proportion suggesting both Plato's famous "divided line" at the end of Book 6 of the Republic and, at the same time, the four elements of the physical cosmos which, according to the Platonic Timaeus, are connected with one another so as to form a geometrical proportion. The philosophical argument of the Consolatio in books II through V comprises another cosmic image with III. M.9 at its exact center; in addition, the other three cosmic depictions, revolving as concentric circles around III. M.9, may be viewed as forming an image of cosmic order. In its structure, then, Boethius' work is an anagogic eikon which formally depicts its content.