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(Consolatio Philosophiae.pdf) Boethius composed i De Consolation Philosophiae i in the th century while awaiting death by torture condemned on a charge of plotting against Gothic rule which he protested as manifestly unjust Though a Christian Boethius details the true end of life as the soul s knowledge of God and consoles himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy not with Christian precepts br br Written in a form called Meippean Satire that alternates between prose amp verse Boethius work often consists of a story told by Ovid or Horace to illustrate the philosophy being expounded br br i The Consolation of Philosophy i dominated the intellectual world of the Middle Ages It inspired writers as diverse Thomas Aquinas Jean de Meun amp Dante In England it was rendered into Old English by Alfred the Great into Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer Later Queen Elizabeth I made her own translation The circumstances of composition the heroic demeanor of the author and the Meippean texture of part prose part verse have been a fascination for students of philosophy literature and religion ever sinceDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Consolatio Philosophiae books for multiple devices.