You must be a member of JacketFlap to add a video to this page. The Consolation of Philosophy: Read from September 5 to September 10, 2018 September 10, 2018 Boethius , Consolation of Philosophy, The , Reviews Slowlander I have been reading this as part of a course on Chaucer as we explore his inspirations and attempt to gain some insight into why Chaucer wrote what he did. He says "I who once composed with eager zest/Am driven by grief to shelter in sad songs."  30,50 €, 17,37 € The Consolation of Philosophy dominated the intellectual world of the Middle Ages; it inspired writers as diverse Thomas Aquinas, Jean de Meun, and Dante. 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The Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: De consolatione philosophiae) is a philosophical work by the Roman statesman 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, as well as the last great Western work of the Classical Period. , for example, to keep track of items stored in your shopping basket, prevent fraudulent activity, improve the security of our services, keep track of your specific preferences (e.g. This book, short in length but immeasurably deep in impact, was one of my nicest reading surprises in quite a while. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. Boethius wants to know how these two topics fit into the discussion of Fate and Providence developed in the previous book.  23,99 €, 13,06 € Because I had read so many of the books which were born out of Boethius's thoughts before reading this, I did not find this life-changing, but I am glad that I read it finally.  12,40 €, 14,79 € Written by Boethius while under arrest for allegedly plotting against the Ostrogothic King. Description.  16,00 €, 15,61 € The Consolation of Philosophy begins with a memorable confrontation between Philosophy, who appears in person, and poetry, represented by the Muses.  13,00 €, 15,63 € For example, we use cookies to conduct research and diagnostics to improve our content, products and services, and to measure and analyse the performance of our services. The Consolation of Philosophy. 2018 THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY (The Cooper Translation) 2017 THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY (Collector's Edition) 2017 More ways to shop: Find an Apple Store or other retailer near you. listen. Another reread of this classic included in my canon of stranded isle books that can be read periodically to good measure of one's own ride on the wheel of fortune. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. As someone concerned mostly with the application of good advice to living, rather than technical study of the classics, I really enjoy a translation that focuses on communicating the content effectively and simply.  18,00 €, 14,11 € The dialogue is between Ancius Boethius, a prominent and learned official of the Roman Empire, and the person of Philosophy. An eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, Boethius (c. 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