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The Consolation of Philosophy: Ignatius Critical Editions (Paperback)

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Written in the sixth century, The Consolation of Philosophy was one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages. Boethius composed the masterpiece while imprisoned and awaiting the death sentence for treason. The Christian author had served as a high-ranking government official before falling out of favor with Roman Emperor Theodoric, an Arian. In the Consolation, Boethius explores the true end of life-knowledge of God-through a conversation with Lady Philosophy. Part prose, part poetry, the work combines Greek philosophy and Christian faith to formulate answers to some of life's most difficult and enduring questions.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781586174378
ISBN-10: 1586174371
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Ignatius Critical Editions