The Consolation of Philosophy


It was described in 1891 as "by far the most interesting example of prison literature the world has ever seen." Boethius writes the book as a conversation between himself and a female personification of philosophy.


James, London 1897. The Consolation of Philosophy, Translated by: W.V.


Dent and Company London 1902 The Temple Classics, edited by Israel Golancz M.A.


Green, (Library of the Liberal Arts), 1962.


Victor Watts, (Penguin Classics), 2000.


Relihan, (Hackett Publishing), 2001.

Walsh, (Oxford World's Classics), 2001.


Sequentia performed the world premiere of the reconstructed songs from Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy at Pembroke College, Cambridge, in April 2016, bringing to life music not heard in over 1,000 years; a number of the songs were subsequently recorded on the CD Boethius: Songs of Consolation.


Metra from 11th-Century Canterbury (Glossa, 2018).

The detective story behind the recovery of these lost songs is told in a documentary film, and a website launched by the University of Cambridge in 2018 provides further details of the reconstruction process, bringing together manuscripts, reconstructions, and video resources. ==See also== Allegory in the Middle Ages Stoicism The Wheel of Fortune Consolatio Metres of Boethius Girdle book Prosimetrum ==References== ==Sources== Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy. * Trans.

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