Saturday, January 07, 2006

Another Excellent Book...Boethius

I went to a birthday party for an friend of college today. The drive was pretty long, but we had good food. By the Joe's Crab Shack there was a Half Price Books and we stopped by for a few minutes. Of course, we got the obligatory (these days, anyway) Thomas the train engine book. I also got a book that is really nice, and for a good price.

Ever heard of the Folio Society? If not, and you're a book lover, you should take a look. Here's a link to the book I bought. As you can see from the picture that cover is very colorful and ornate. The book has color images of pictures from illuminated manuscripts of the work, which is nice, and it comes in a nice red sleeve. Sweet!

The book itself is Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius, a 6th century work. Unforunately, it's not a diglot or just Latin, but it's useful to have an English copy, especially since my Latin is really rusty. The latin text is easy enough to get, however. Project Guttenberg has it.

Original price? $39.95. I got it for $12.95 :)

2 Comments:

At 1:30 PM, Blogger Christopher said...

Sounds neat! See the Gutenberg link to an English edition as well:

Title: The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius
Release Date: December 11, 2004 [EBook #14328]
Language: English
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14328/14328-h/14328-h.htm

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Celucien joseph said...

Some medieval theologians and philosophers say that Ancius Boethius was the First to use the phrase " God exists in eternal present," Thus He sees all things in eternal present.

I used this book in a philosophy/religion Graduate class at a State University.

I highly recommend it!

 

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