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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy$
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Stephen Blackwood

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198718314

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718314.001.0001

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Conclusion to Part III

Conclusion to Part III

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(p.186) Conclusion to Part III
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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718314.003.0011

In the first part of Part III (Chapter 5) we traced patterns of metric repetition that extend through every line of the Consolation’s poetry. By representing these with visual charts, we observed that these patterns are systematic, comprehensive, largely symmetrical, and elaborately interwoven. In the last two chapters we then attempted to bring these patterns to life by reflecting on the activities of repetition and recollection on which they depend, both in the ancient context (...

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