The Consolation of Philosophy

166 printed pages
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  • Samir Đokovićhas quoted3 years ago
    Noble, wealthy, accomplished, universally esteemed for his virtues, high in the favour of the Gothic King, he appeared to all men a signal example of the union of merit and good fortune
  • Samir Đokovićhas quoted3 years ago
    Within a year he was a solitary prisoner at Pavia, stripped of honours, wealth, and friends, with death hanging over him, and a terror worse than death,
  • Samir Đokovićhas quoted3 years ago
    the 'Consolation of Philosophy' brings Boethius before us. He represents himself as seated in his prison distraught with grief, indignant at the injustice of his misfortunes, and seeking relief for his melancholy in writing verses descriptive of his condition.

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