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Boethius: The Consolations of Music, Logic, Theology, and Philosophy

Henry Chadwick


The Consolations of Philosophy by Boethius, whose English translators include King Alfred, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Queen Elizabeth I, ranks among the most remarkable books to be written by a prisoner awaiting the execution of a tyrannical death sentence. Its interpretation is bound up with his other writings on mathematics and music, on Aristotelian and propositional logic, and on central themes of Christian dogma. This book begins by tracing the career of Boethius, a Roman rising to high office under the Gothic King Theoderic the Great, and suggests that his death may be seen as a cruel by-prod ... More

Keywords: Boethius, propositional logic, Christianity, Theoderic, Plato, Aristotle, thought, imperial rule, liberal arts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198265498
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Chadwick, author
Peterhouse, Cambridge