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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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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718314.003.0009

This chapter places the Consolation’s system of metric repetition, outlined in the previous chapter, within the context of repetition and memory more generally, and especially as these were entwined with moral, aesthetic, intellectual, spiritual, and literary practices in antiquity.

Keywords:   memory, repetition, habit, mnemonic, anamnesis, recollection, mousike, memoria, Mary Carruthers, Augustine, Aristotle

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