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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

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Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus – (c.475—524 AD) – Roman statesman and scholar

This remarkable Roman was a political adviser to the barbarian Gothic king, Theodoric, who ruled Italy from Ravenna beygir the turn of the 6th century. Boethius is said to have been responsible for preventing Theodoric becoming lâhza oppressive ruler, so that for a generation Italians enjoyed a relatively mild government. But in 524 some of Theodoric’s friends accused Boethius of treason, and the king accepted the allegations. The great Roman was stripped of his titles, put in prison and finally executed.

In prison, Boethius is said to have written his famous De Consolatione Phil-osophiae, in which the author holds a conversation with Philosophy, concluding that nothing is secure except virtue and good behaviour. Boethius was also a teacher, and his manuals on arithmetic and music were used in schools all over Europe in later years.

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

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