By Antonio Donato
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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