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    • The Consolation of Philosophy

    • By: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Consolation of Philosophy is one of the key works in the rich tradition of Western philosophy, partly because of the circumstances in which it was written. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (c480-c524) was of aristocratic Roman birth and became consul and then master of offices at Ravenna, one of the highest posts under the Ostrogothic Roman ruler Theodoric. But Boethius was unjustly charged with treason in 524, and this led to house arrest, then torture and execution.

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    • A Self-Help Bestseller since 524 AD

    • By John on 01-25-17

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