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Life, Intellectual Milieu, and Works

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195134070
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199868094 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195134079.003.0002

Series: Great Medieval Thinkers

 Life, Intellectual Milieu, and Works

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Examines Boethius's life in Italy at the time of Theoderic the Ostrogoth. It presents his background and intellectual milieu, along with the four main traditions on which he draws: Greek Neoplatonism, Latin philosophical writing, Greek Christian literature and the Latin church fathers. In addition, the chapter briefly discusses Boethius’ treatises on Music and Arithmetic.

Keywords: arithmetic; church fathers; Italy; music; Neoplatonism; Theoderic the Ostrogoth

Chapter.  3781 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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