1694 Rare Latin Vellum Book - The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
Author : Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus.
Title : Anicii Manlii Torquati Severini Boethii De Consolatione Philosophiæ, libri v. Post Th. Pulmanni emendationem, jam denuò ad vetustissimas membranas Cunr. Rittershusii I.C. recogniti.
Language : Text in Latin
Publisher : Venetiis : Ex Typographia Sanzoniana, M. DC. XCIV .
Size : 4 " X 3 "
Pages : 247 pages
Binding : Good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Good content (tight, some foxing and staining, small hole on the upper part of title page, staining mainly on first and last pages - as shown).
The book : Scarce 17th century edition of The Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: De consolatione philosophiae) -- a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, as well as the last great Western work of the Classical Period.
The author : Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius ( c. 477–524 AD), was a Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and hilosopher of the early 6th century. He was born about a year after Odoacer deposed the last Roman Emperor and declared himself King of Italy. Boethius entered public service under Ostrogothic King Theodoric the Great, who later imprisoned and executed him in 524 on charges of conspiracy to overthrow him. While jailed, Boethius composed his Consolation of Philosophy, a philosophical treatise on fortune, death, and other issues, which became one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages. As the author of numerous handbooks and translator of Aristotle, he became the main intermediary between Classical antiquity and following centuries.
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