The Consolation of Philosophy

Boethius. (2000). The Consolation of Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Composed in the 6th century, this allegorical treatise records the prisoner’s acceptance of an unjust imprisonment and death sentence by working through the vagaries of mutability, characteristic of the material world, and a philosophical acceptance thereof.

“Students tend not to be enthralled by this text, but it is pedagogically useful for introducing them to the idea that the material is insubstantial.” – SunHee Gertz, Professor of English, Clark University

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