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John Marenbon

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134070

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195134079.001.0001

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Life, Intellectual Milieu, and Works

Life, Intellectual Milieu, and Works

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(p.7) 2 Life, Intellectual Milieu, and Works
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Boethius
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John Marenbon (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195134079.003.0002

Examines Boethius's life in Italy at the time of Theoderic the Ostrogoth. It presents his background and intellectual milieu, along with the four main traditions on which he draws: Greek Neoplatonism, Latin philosophical writing, Greek Christian literature and the Latin church fathers. In addition, the chapter briefly discusses Boethius’ treatises on Music and Arithmetic.

Keywords:   arithmetic, church fathers, Italy, music, Neoplatonism, Theoderic the Ostrogoth

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