The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy


By (author) Boethius

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 211mm x 10mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 28 March 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486421635
  • ISBN 13: 9780486421636
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  • Sales rank: 112,053

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Landmark of Western thought written by a 6th-century Roman statesman and philosopher awaiting execution. Comprising a dialogue in alternating prose and verse between Boethius and his spiritual guardian, the book concerns happiness: how to achieve and maintain it amid life's inevitable pain. A cornerstone of medieval humanism.

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Table of contents

Introduction Selected Bibliography Note on the Text The Consolation of Philosophy   Book I   Book II   Book III   Book IV   Book V Summary Index