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Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus
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(c. 480, Rome [?] – c. 524, Pavia [?]) is considered the most significant Latin author of Late Antiquity and one of the most important figures in the mediation of classical philosophy to medieval civilization. His most famous work is De consolatione philosophiae (or Philosophiae consolationis libri quinque), written in the Neoplatonic tradition; it was one of the most widely read books in the Middle Ages and still finds readers today. Most of our knowledge of Boethius's life comes from his biography by F.M.A. Cassiodorus. Boethius came from an old Roman family t…

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Figal, Günter, “Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02189>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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