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Boethius (d. 524)

Boetius or Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus (bō-ē’thi-us). A Roman didactic poet and statesman; born between 470 and 475; died about 525. While in prison, rightly anticipating execution, he composed his celebrated ‘Consolation of Philosophy.’ It purports to be a dialogue between Philosophy and her votary, and is in both prose and verse. His adaptations of Aristotle played an important part in early mediæval education. He is, by many competent scholars, thought to have been the author of two or three brief theological treatises. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).