Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late by Antonio Donato

By Antonio Donato

within the final fifty years the sector of past due Antiquity has complicated considerably. at the present time we now have an image of this era that's extra specific and exact than earlier than. notwithstanding, the learn of 1 of the main major texts of this age, Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, has no longer benefited adequate from those advances in scholarship. Antonio Donato goals to fill this hole by means of investigating how the examine of the Consolation can make the most of the information of Boethius' cultural, political and social heritage that's on hand at the present time.
The publication makes a speciality of 3 issues: Boethius' social/political history, his thought of philosophy and its assets, and his knowing of the relation among Christianity and classical tradition. those issues care for concerns which are of an important value for the exegesis of the Consolation. The examine of Boethius' social/political historical past permits us to achieve a greater realizing of the id of the nature Boethius and to acknowledge his position within the Consolation. exam of the potential assets of Boethius' inspiration of philosophy and in their impression at the Consolation offers precious tools to guage the position of the text's philosophical discussions and their relation to its literary beneficial properties. eventually, the long-standing challenge of the shortcoming of overt Christian parts within the Consolation can be enlightened by means of contemplating how Boethius depends upon a weird realizing of philosophy's objective and its relation to Christianity that used to be universal between a few of his predecessors and contemporaries.

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