Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, circa 475 - 524 AD. Late Roman or very early medieval writer, generally considered a Neoplatonist. He wrote a number of commentaries on Plato, Aristotle and Nicomachus. He wrote his most famous work, On the Consolation of Philosophy, shortly before his execution by horrific torture at the hands of King Theodoric
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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Article by J.J. O'Connor and E.F. Robertson, giving a short view of Boethius' role in the history of mathematics. This study of his life and work is supplemented with a poster, images and quotations.
The Boethius Commentary Project: Boethius in Early Medieval Europe
Ongoing project to produce a critical edition of "The Consolation of Philosophy" which will include all manuscript glosses and scholia extant from the 9th to the 11th centuries.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Boethius
Article with a focus on Boethius as a theologian, from this 1912 reference work.
History Guide: Boethius
A brief biography with a selection from The Consolation of Philosophy.
Jacques Maritain Center: Boethius
Biography and brief study of this author's place in the Catholic theological tradition. By William Turner.
MacTutor History of Mathematics: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Biographical article, supplemented with bibliography, poster and links to related topics.
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