Boethius: The Meaning of Life on Death Row
How a Condemned Philosopher Consoled Himself
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius was a man who had it all.
The noble-born statesman — known to us as Boethius — was one of the richest and most powerful men in the Kingdom of Italy in the late Latin era. He was the Magister officiorum (“Master of the Offices”): the senior administrator of…