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The Resource The consolation of philosophy, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius ; translated by David R. Slavitt

The consolation of philosophy, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius ; translated by David R. Slavitt

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The consolation of philosophy
Title
The consolation of philosophy
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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius ; translated by David R. Slavitt
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  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
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Summary
This work is cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. One of the most popular books in Western Europe from the time it appeared in Latin in 524 until the end of the Renaissance, its subject is achieving happiness amidst suffering. Boethius wrote his work of poetry, prose, and personification while imprisoned for treasonable offenses for which he was eventually executed by edict of the Senate he once served. The book opens with a poem whose first line is "I who once wrote songs with keen delight am now by sorrow driven to take up melancholy measures." Boethius continues with the prescriptions to follow nature, and ends by contemplating the eternal. Green, the translator, ends with a summary of the entire Consolation . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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DLC
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d. 524
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Boethius
Dewey number
100
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Latin
LC call number
B659.D472
LC item number
E5 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1935-
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Slavitt, David R.
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True
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  • Philosophy and religion
  • Happiness
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adult
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The consolation of philosophy, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius ; translated by David R. Slavitt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn213479938
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xxii, 175 p.
Isbn
9780674031050
Lccn
2008010051
System control number
(OCoLC)213479938
Label
The consolation of philosophy, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius ; translated by David R. Slavitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn213479938
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xxii, 175 p.
Isbn
9780674031050
Lccn
2008010051
System control number
(OCoLC)213479938

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