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The Old English Boethius: An Edition of the Old English Versions of Boethius's de Consolatione Philosophiae

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"The Old English Boethius" boldly refashions in Anglo-Saxon guise a great literary monument of the late-antique world, "The Consolation of Philosophy." Condemned to death for treason around 525 ce, the Roman scholar Boethius turned to philosophy to transform his personal distress into a powerful meditation on fate, free will, and the human capacity for virtue in a flawed, ...more
Hardcover, 1100 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 900)
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Besides being a beautiful work, this edition is a rather good one, with facing page translation and a good glossary (though it has no references to the work itself; it's just a list of words and their translations). The Old English is actually typed in a font of the Old English way of writing, and though it makes it more difficult for those of us who haven't learned how to read such things yet, it certainly gets the ball rolling on the learning. There is not much here besides the text itself, an ...more
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This ebook has a good table of contents and even renders most of the Anglo-Saxon characters (which are only in the introduction, this is a modern translation of what Alfred wrote).
Anna Tatelman
While definitely an interesting read in its own right, this should not be called a translation of Boethius' original Consolation. A derivative work or an adaptation, perhaps.
An amazing edition. Contains the multiple texts, translations and commentary on almost every facet of the OE Boethius.
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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (ca. 480–524 or 525 AD) was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius, of the noble Anicia fam ...more
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