The Sophist
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The Sophist

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…

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Steven Gambardella

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