Dating: 
VI c.
Source type: 
Originated in: 
Italy
Current location: 
Italy
Description: 

ÏDe consolatione philosophiae
Lady Philosophy and Boethius from the Consolation, (Ghent, 1485)

Boethius's best known work is the Consolation of Philosophy (De consolatione philosophiae), which he wrote most likely while in exile under house arrest or in prison while awaiting his execution, but his lifelong project was a deliberate attempt to preserve ancient classical knowledge, particularly philosophy.[22] This work represented an imaginary dialogue between himself and philosophy, with philosophy being personified by a woman.[22] The book argues that despite the apparent inequality of the world, there is, in Platonic fashion, a higher power and everything else is secondary to that divine Providence.[6] There are several manuscripts that have survived and been expansively edited, translated and printed throughout the late 15th century and forward in Europe.[22] He intended to translate all the works of Aristotle and Plato from the original Greek into Latin.[23] SDe consolatione philosophiae


Lady Philosophy and Boethius from the Consolation, (Ghent, 1485)

Boethius's best known work is the Consolation of Philosophy (De consolatione philosophiae), which he wrote most likely while in exile under house arrest
or in prison while awaiting his execution, but his lifelong project was
a deliberate attempt to preserve ancient classical knowledge,
particularly philosophy.[22] This work represented an imaginary dialogue between himself and philosophy, with philosophy being personified by a woman.[22] The book argues that despite the apparent inequality of the world, there is, in Platonic fashion, a higher power and everything else is secondary to that divine Providence.[6]
There are several manuscripts that have survived and been expansively
edited, translated and printed throughout the late 15th century and
forward in Europe.[22] He intended to translate all the works of Aristotle and Plato from the original Greek into Latin.[23] ÏDe consolatione philosophiae
Lady Philosophy and Boethius from the Consolation, (Ghent, 1485)

Boethius's best known work is the Consolation of Philosophy (De consolatione philosophiae), which he wrote most likely while in exile under house arrest or in prison while awaiting his execution, but his lifelong project was a deliberate attempt to preserve ancient classical knowledge, particularly philosophy.[22] This work represented an imaginary dialogue between himself and philosophy, with philosophy being personified by a woman.[22] The book argues that despite the apparent inequality of the world, there is, in Platonic fashion, a higher power and everything else is secondary to that divine Providence.[6] There are several manuscripts that have survived and been expansively edited, translated and printed throughout the late 15th century and forward in Europe.