Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Edited by: Manfred Landfester
The Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts gives a clear overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and comments.

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Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus

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Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
b. ca. AD 480 in Rome; executed in AD 524 near Pavia; Roman statesman, scholar, philosopher and theologian. Works The extant works comprise writings on the Artes liberales ( De institutione arithmeticae; De institutione musicae), on logic (translations, commentaries and treatises), theological works ( Opulusca sacra), and the Consolatio philosophiae. The chronology remains vague. The only securely dated works are his translation and commentary of the Aristotelian Categories (510), and the Consolatio (523/24). The works on logic include: (1) Boethius’ own five treatises ( De dif…