Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

[Revised entry by John Marenbon on July 19, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (born: circa 475 - 7 C.E., died: 526? C.E.) has long been recognized as
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[Revised entry by John Marenbon on July 19, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (born: circa 475 - 7 C.E., died: 526? C.E.) has long been recognized as one of the most important intermediaries between ancient philosophy and the Latin Middle Ages and, through his Consolation of Philosophy, as a talented literary writer, with a gift for making philosophical ideas dramatic and accessible to a wider public. He had previously translated Aristotle's logical works into Latin, written commentaries on them as...

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