Boethius

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Boethius was a sixth century Roman statesman and philosopher, who attained high honours under Theodoric the Ostrogoth. He fell from favour, was tried for treason, wrongly condemned and imprisoned at Ticinum (Pavia), where he wrote his renowned ‘The Consolation of Philosophy’. He was put to death in 524, to the great remorse of Theodoric and he was later revered as a saint. ‘The Consolation of Philosophy’ is the last great Western work of the Classical Period and has been described by some as the most important work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This eBook presents Boethius’ collected works, with illustrations, introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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Description

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Boethius’ life and works
* Features the collected works, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Multiple translations of ‘The Consolation of Philosophy’: H. R. James 1897 and H. F. Stewart 1918
* Includes Stewart’s translations previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Boethius
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features two bonus biographies — discover Boethius’ ancient world

CONTENTS:

The Translations
The Theological Tractates
The Consolation of Philosophy

The Latin Texts
List of Latin Texts

The Dual Texts
Dual Latin and English Texts

The Biographies
Boetius (1911)
Introduction to Boethius (1918) by H. F. Stewart

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