The Consolation of Philosophy


  1. ^ Introduction to The Consolation of Philosophy, Oxford World's Classics, 2000.
  2. ^ a b Dante identified Boethius as the “last of the Romans and first of the Scholastics” among the doctors in his Paradise (see The Divine Comedy and also below).
  3. ^ Edward Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  4. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia, Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius. The quote is commonly seen in a number of sources, but without attribution; the Catholic Encyclopedia article (by William Turner, 1907) is the oldest “known” citation found. In fact the phrase is originally from Boethius, an essay (1891), by H. F. Stewart, page 107 (past paragraph).
  5. ^ The Consolation of Philosophy (Penguin Classics), Introduction, xxxi, 2000. ISBN 0-14-044780-6. [1]
  6. ^ Chadwick, Henry (1998). "Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus (c.480-525/6)". In Edward Craig. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Routledge. The Opuscula sacra regard faith and reason as independent but parallel and compatible ways of attaining to higher metaphysical truths, and the independent validity of logical reasoning is also an underlying presupposition throughout De consolatione
  7. ^ Henry Chadwick, Boethius: The Consolations of Music, Logic, Theology and Philosophy, 1990, ISBN 0-19-826549-2
  8. ^ C. S. Lewis, The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature, 1964, ISBN 0-521-47735-2, pg. 75
  9. ^ Sanderson Beck (1996).
  10. ^ a b The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Volume I Ch.6.5: De Consolatione Philosophiae, 1907–1921.
  11. ^ Dante The Divine Comedy. “blessed souls” inhabit Dante's Paradise, and appear as flames. (see note above).
  12. ^ Tom Shippey, The Road to Middle-earth, pg. 140, ISBN 0-395-33973-1, (1983).

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