The Consolation of Philosophy (Version 2)


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(4.8 stars; 20 reviews)

The Consolation of Philosophy was written about 524 A.D. and has been called one of the most popular and influential books ever written. The book is presented as a dialogue between Boethius, the author, and Lady Philosophy, his tutor. Through her teaching, Boethius learns the true nature of fortune, misfortune, wealth, good, and evil.

This dramatic reading is an attempt to present this wonderful work in an audio format while maintaining the dialogic structure of the work. (Devorah Allen)

Cast List
Boethius, the Narrator: Larry Wilson
Philosophy: Devorah Allen
Headings and Footnotes: KevinS (4 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Book 1 39:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 2 51:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 3, part 1 30:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 3, part 2 40:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 4, part 1 33:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 4, part 2 27:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Book 5 45:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Appendix and Editorial Note 11:56 Read by KevinS

Reviews

Timeless classic


(5 stars)

Inspires one to wonder and virtue; particularly brilliant for it's therapeutic (in the best sense) answers to the problem if evil, and the issue of free will reconciling with divine foreknowledge. A crown jewel of the Classical world, Christian and (the best of Pagan).


(5 stars)

It's book worth the read.More relevant now as garments of thought for man.

Consolation Review


(5 stars)

Excellent version of the Consolation. Recommend!