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Boethus' "The Consolation of Philosophy"
An analysis of luck, fate and fortune in Boethus' "The Consolation of Philosophy".
# 141292 | 1,750 words | 4 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek)

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The paper applies some of Ovid's specific stories to Boethius' ideals as communicated through Consolation of Philosophy. The paper shows how overall, Boethius' thoughts in his Consolation of Philosophy can be seen in two specific episodes in Ovid's "The Metamorphoses": the story of Apollo and Daphne in book 1, and that of Echo in book 3.

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"Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethus, a Roman Christian philosopher who lived around the 6th Century, wrote Consolation of Philosophy in the year AD 524. Boethus wrote the work while imprisoned, awaiting trial for treason, punishable by death. This was under the gothic King Theodoric the Great, at the very height of Boethius' power and popularity. Because of the reflective nature of Consolation of Philosophy, we can apply it to Ovid's masterwork, Metamorphoses, which deals with the world's conception and later, it's history. Some of Ovid's specific stories reflect and..."

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