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Functionally, then, the consolatio tradition allows Davy, in light of this familiarity, to consider history's continuity, since the genre, deriving from a historically distant episteme, marks the inescapable presentness of the past.
29) I dar wel now suffren al the assautes of Fortune (De consolatio philosophie, book III, prose I, 9)
Reviewing a new English translation of the Philosophiae Consolatio in 2003, Boethius scholar John Magee referred to the "happy partnership" that the English language has enjoyed with the Consolatio since the time of King Alfred.
Abstract: An examination of Isaiah 40 as possible intertext to John Donnes "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" illuminates the consolatio motifs of the poem.
The topics include towards a genre of consolation, mourning and consolation in Greek tragedy: the rejection of comfort, the Consolatio ad Apollonium: therapy for the dead, continuity and transformation of ancient consolation in Augustine of Hippo, and Arab ethics and the limits of philosophical consolation.
30) Regrettably, by attributing no importance to the Decameron ballads, scholars have also achieved another goal: Boccaccio's masterpiece is never included among the works which are viewed as a prosimetrum, and which range from the Consolatio Philosophiae of Boethius, De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii by Martianus Capella, Cosmographia by Bernardus Silvestris, De planctu naturae by Alain de Lille, etc.
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4) First, the Consolatio presents a Platonic soteriology of inward purification and self-discovery that has broad thematic parallels with scriptural Wisdom literature, and important differences from it.
He is, in fact, making an argument Boethius elaborated in Consolatio Philosophiae: good or bad fortune--what Gandalf describes as "mere luck"--does not exist; a larger plan subsumes all as part of its design.
19-20, in the similar reverse order favoured by Vergil, is in a consolatio to the elegist (C.
The Consolatio Philosophiae, with its medieval apparatus of glosses, provided a major reference-book for translators and mythographers,