Chaucer


This is a section about The Consolations of Philosophy translated by Geoffrey Chaucer.


De consolatione philosophiae (Latin, ‘on the consolation of philosophy") is a celebrated Latin work in prose and verse, written by Boethius about 525 A. D. It was translated into Anglo-Saxon by Alfred the Great. Chaucer translated it into English prose before 1382. Caxton published it in 1480.

The Consolation of Philosophy was written by Beothius while in prison awaiting execution. It a moving meditation, written from the heart, written by an intellectual in an age of barbarism, as he contemplates his fall from power and his impending doom. Chaucer's translation was influential in introducing Boethius's neo-classical, and probably pagan, philosophy into medieval England, and helped revive interest in classical literature and thought.



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