The Consolation of Philosophy

By Boethius

This book really opened my eyes. There are many lessons to learn from this work. It is not only very educational but also hugely interesting. Boethius was a Roman consul who was wrongly accused of treason and was stripped of rank, wealth, and his freedom, sentenced to death. He wrote this book while imprisoned before he was tortured. He has a “conversation” with Lady Philosophy about his circumstance and how wrongly he felt about his misfortune after all the good he has done, and he was not guilty of this charge. A very wealthy, intelligent, and high-ranking innocent individual is now facing death. He uses philosophy to overcome his grief and he finds himself. This book inspires me.

Reviewed by Gary
Located in Draper, UT
The Consolation of Philosophy

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