Boethius (-524) Consolation of philosophy, Philosophy and religion


As twentieth century readers we can understand earlier works such as the Consolation of Philosophy by reading it against a traditional background and applying the four fold scheme of interpretation. This paper shows how Boethius has deeply woven into his poems the philosophies and writing styles of his predecessors Homer, Seneca, Ovid and Plato, including the Stoics. In addition, this paper shows that, like the planets, each unique, but made of similar elements, Boethius attained his own notoriety by building on the works of his predecessors.

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