Boethius

Boethius

Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius, 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.

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Source/Notes: Book II, section 4, line 4 - De Consolatione Philosophiae (The Consolation of Philosophy)
Source/Notes: Book II, section 4, line 41 - De Consolatione Philosophiae (The Consolation of Philosophy)
Source/Notes: Book III, section 9, line 27 - De Consolatione Philosophiae (The Consolation of Philosophy)

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Source/Notes: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, 2005