Results 1 – 30 of 30 Consolation Philosophy by Boethius Watts. You Searched . Boethius, Ancius ( Author); Watts, Victor (Translator); Watts, Victor (Introduction. Consolation of Philosophy () by Ancius Boethius. Victor Watts read Classics and English at Merton College Oxford. He is Master of Grey. Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a.

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For me, this brought an especial poignancy to his words. What makes Biblio different? They really add an entirely unexpected level of delight to this work. Boethijs me, Boethius’s work cut deep to the core; it offered a viewpoint that goes beyond some of the psycho-babble that gets thrown at those in pain these days, and it attempted to do just as the title suggests–console.

9780140447804 – The Consolation of Philosophy Revised Edition (Penguin Classics) by Ancius Boethius

Whatever each individual seeks after, even if they commit evil, it is because somehow they think what they are chasing will bring happiness. Even so, this will be an enjoyable Thanksgiving diversion to alternately listen to and read for myself.

In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description. Having said that, I wattx be surprised if I could be quite as rational as Boethius if I phllosophy ever confronted with the same or even similar circumstances or quite so stoical.

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Please try again watt. Last night the word ‘consolation’ in the title looked especially appealing and I checked out Librivox to see if there was an audio version.


Henry IV Part 1. Covers could be repaired or might have self wear sign. It doesn’t try to solve, it only tries to justify. In he saw his two sons become consuls. Written by Boethius while under arrest for allegedly plotting against the Ostrogothic King.

Boethius was central figure in 6th Century Rome. In a day before printing, when books had to be victtor, a copy could be found in almost every serious reader’s library.

– The Consolation of Philosophy Revised Edition (Penguin Classics) by Ancius Boethius

Fortune works on us all and never let yourself be too cocky for the fickled finger of fate will point at you sooner or latter. Why can’t those kind of authors just save us their pablum and refer us back to book like this one. Boethius points out that because people who commit evil acts are unable to attain the good which he equates with happiness evil is weak. There is virtually nothing in here that is not contained in Plato; and it is argued even less persuasively.

Victor Watts Goodreads Author Translator. I can’t say this for certain, but I do believe that this is a book written under a great deal of pain, and I do believe that it offers honestly offered hope.

A link between Boethius and a mathematical boardgame Wtts has been made.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Find Rare Books Book Value. Firstly, there is a bit early on where he says that in the beginning God ordered the universe. Boethius, a important Roman official sentenced to death on charges of which he maintained his innocence, wrote this beautiful book from his cell in about A. But could anything be further from the truth? Boerhius Consolation of Philosophy. It was widely read and studied, translated from the original Latin by a broad range of people including King Alfred, Queen Elizabeth I, and Geoffrey Chaucer.

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Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. Looking over the other reviews here, it seems that one thing people find negative about it is that it’s personal–Boethius wrote it to console himself about the situation he was in. Actually, it is a very profound book in which the Lady instructs and counsels Boethius about predestination, the problem of suffering, good vs.

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Besides, whether his philosophy is compelling or not, it is attractive. The author does not respond to her because he is depressed, and so she lays her hand on his breast and tells him his situation ov not serious. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Never again will I agree with Edward de Vere that there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently: Is there reason for things as they are?

Boethius alternates poetry and prose to tell the first-person story of his grief at being in prison awaiting execution. Philosophy is a refuge from whose heights the wise man can look down on immorality.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre.