Boethius and Dialogue: Literary Method in the "Consolation by Seth Lerer

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This e-book treats Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy as a piece of innovative literature, and applies sleek suggestions of feedback to his writings. The author's relevant objective is to illustrate the methodological and thematic coherence of The comfort of Philosophy.

Originally released in 1985.

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11-38, 59-67· 14 Auerbach, Literary Language, p. 249. On the place of Greek in Late Antique studies, see Riche, Education, pp. 83-84; Marrou, History, pp. 255264, 345-347; Courcelle, Late Latin Writers, pp. 410-413. On the influence of Greek on Late Latin, see Lofstedt, Late Latin, pp. 88-119. ,s Debate is still lively on Boethius' knowledge of Greek and the details of his education. Courcelle has argued for the Alexandrian school of Ammonius as the source of Boethius' education; his remarks are conveniently summarized in Late Latin Writers, pp.

Both partners play a part in developing the tension between dialogue and mono­ logue. The succeeding books bring out the methodological and thematic problems of the first. Book II elaborately prepares the reader for the ensuing discussion. 5): the Tusculan Disputations will revive the Academic method. He reaffirms his commitment to arguments directed only towards verisi­ militude, and he restates his adherence to the method of the Peripateticorum Academiaeque. iii. 9). The work will appear presented not in narrative form, but as close as possible to the exact words of the actual discussion.

249. On the place of Greek in Late Antique studies, see Riche, Education, pp. 83-84; Marrou, History, pp. 255264, 345-347; Courcelle, Late Latin Writers, pp. 410-413. On the influence of Greek on Late Latin, see Lofstedt, Late Latin, pp. 88-119. ,s Debate is still lively on Boethius' knowledge of Greek and the details of his education. Courcelle has argued for the Alexandrian school of Ammonius as the source of Boethius' education; his remarks are conveniently summarized in Late Latin Writers, pp.

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