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The Consolation

Today is the anniversary of the execution of Boethius, who wrote “The Consolation of Philosophy” and a very influential treatise “On the Trinity.” He served as consul under the Arian ruler Theodoric in the sixth century, but found himself imprisoned as Theodoric’s suspicions snowballed into paranoia. The Italians venerate Boethius as a martyr for orthodoxy. Hat tip: Rogue Classicism.

UPDATE: Amy and Father Z also posted some good Boethian material.

2 thoughts on “The Consolation

  1. There are some on-line audio lectures on Boethius, Bede, Augustine, and Gregory the Great here:

    There is also on this page a study guide to the consolation.

    Other guides can be found here:

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