Sedgefield. King Alfred’s Old English version of Boethius De consolatione philosophiae. 1899.

King Alfred’s Old English version of

Boethius

De consolatione philosophiae

(1899)

Author: Boethius, d. 524; Alfred, King of England, 849-899; Sedgefield, Walter John, 1866-?
Subject:
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press
Language: English
Call number: AJZ-5325
Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto
Collection: toronto

Sedgefield. King Alfred's Old English version of Boethius De consolatione philosophiae. 1899. by Patrologia Latina, Graeca et Orientalis

Quote. Henry Chadwick. Boetius. 1981.

The preface to Boethius’ Institutio arithmetica implies an intention to write introductions to all four mathematical disciplines. Declarations of intent are not always fulfilled. At one time Augustine intended to write treatises on all seven liberal arts, but he completed only his projects on grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, something on geometry, and the six well­ known books on music. His Grammar was already lost from his own library at Hippo before he came to write his Retractations (i, 6) near the end of his life. A comparable misfortune seems early to have struck Boethius’ writings on geometry and, especially, astronomy.
Nothing by Boethius on astronomy has been transmitted by the medieval manuscript tradition, nor is any such work mentioned by Cassiodorus in his Institutiones. In the tenth century Gerbert of Aurillac, to be Pope Sylvester II from 999 to his death in 1003, speaks of Boethius as author of eight books on astronomy (astrologia) which he had seen in a manuscript at Bobbio. But the work (if really that by Boethius) failed to find copyists. Students preferred to find their astronomy in Macrobius’ commentary on Cicero’s Dream of Scipio or from Martianus Capella or from Cassiodorus. However, one likely model for Boethius’ treatise is the summary of Ptolemy’s Mathematike Syntaxis (the `Almagest’) composed by Proclus, a work which is still extant, though not edited since L. Allatius’ edition (Leyden, 1635). If Boethius’ work followed this precedent, he will have taken the earth as the static centre of a spherical cosmos, the Ptolemaic system assumed in his commentary on the Categories (212BC), and will have explained how the heavenly bodies move in relation to it; the solar year and its relation to the lunar months; the design and use of the astrolabe (an instrument in whose use Ammonius’ high skill is reported by Simplicius, In de Caelo, p. 462, 20); eclipses, fixed stars, the precession of the equinoxes; finally the courses of the planets. How far he comprehended Ptolemy’s trigonometry we cannot guess, and it is idle to speculate further. The allusion to Ptolemy’s astronomical geography in the Consolation of Philosophy (ii, 7, 4) as a work specially studied by Boethius is no doubt to be interpreted as an allusion to Boethius’ treatise on the subject.

Henry Chadwick. Boetius. ‘The Consolations of Music, Logic, Theology, and Philosphy’, II – Liberal Arts in the Collapse of Culture. Geometry and Astronomy, p. 102. Clarendon Paperbacks, 1981.

Scripta veterum latina de una persona et duabus naturis Domini et Servatoris nostri Iesu Christi, adversus Nestorium, Eutychen & Acephalos olim aedita [Hrsg.: Josias Simmler]. 1571.

Scripta veterum latina de una persona et duabus naturis Domini et Servatoris nostri Iesu Christi, adversus Nestorium, Eutychen & Acephalos olim aedita

 Hrsg.: Josias Simmler
Imprint Tiguri : excudebat Christophorus Froschouerus, anno 1571
Description [12] Bl. (letztes leer), 211, [1] Bl. (leer) 32 cm (2°)
Bibliographical reference VD 16 S 6518, Vischer C 838
Language Latin
Owner of original copy Zentralbibliothek Zürich, 5.77,3
Persistent Identifier (DOI) 10.3931/e-rara-5029

  • D. IVSTINIANI IMP. edictum de fide aduerfus Hærefes, ex manufcripto Codice emendatum.
  • ANITII MANLII SEVERINI BOETHI de duabus naturis & una perfona Chrifti aduerfus Eutychen & Neftorium.
  • IOANNIS CASSIANI EREMITAE de incarnatione Chrifti côtra Neftorium Hæreticum, ad Leonem Romanæ urbis Epifcopû lib. VII.
  • D. LEONIS PP. Epiftolæ duæ, ad Flauianum una, altera ad Leonê Augusftum.
  • GELASII PP. de duabus naturis in Chrifto aduerfus Eurychen & Neftorium liber.
  • B. VIGILII MARTYRIS ET EPISCOPI TRIDENTINI lib. V. contra Eutychen, & alios hæreticos, non recte de naturarum propietate, & perfonæ Chrifti unitate fentienes, longe quam antea emendatiores & auctiores beneficio ueteris manufcripti exemplaris, quod nobis V. CL. P. Pythoeus, fuppeditauit.
  • D. FVLGENTII AFRI EPISCOPI RVSPENSIS libri tres ad Thrafimundum Vandalorum Regem.
  • RVSTICI DIACONI contra Acephalos dialogus.

Scripta veterum latina de una persona et duabus naturis Domini et Servatoris nostri Iesu Christi, adversus …

Courcelle. Étude Critique sur les Commentaires de la Consolation de Boèce [IXe-XVe Siècles]. 1939.

Courcelle. Étude Critique sur les Commentaires de la Consolation de Boèce [IXe-XVe Siècles]. 1939.

Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen-âge. 1939, pp. 5-140.

Courcelle. Étude Critique sur les Commentaires de la Consolation de Boèce [IXe-XVe Siècles]. 1939.

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Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen-âge / dirigées par Et. Gilson,… et G. Théry, O.P.,…
Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France

Boetii, Ennodii Felicis, Trifolii presbyteri, Hormisdæ papæ, Elpidis uxoris Boetii opera omnia. [Migne, PL LXIII & LXIV] 1882.

Boetii, Ennodii Felicis, Trifolii presbyteri,

Hormisdæ papæ, Elpidis uxoris Boetii opera omnia (1882)

Author: Boethius, d. 524; Ennodius, Magnus Felix, Saint, Bishop of Pavia, 474-521; Trifolius, Presbyter, fl. 520; Hormisdas, Saint, Pope, d. 523; Elpis, reputed wife of Boethius; Euclid Elements; Aristotle; Victorinus, Marius; Euclid Elements; Migne, J.-P (Jacques-Paul), 1800-1875
Volume: t. 1 & 2
Subject: Euclid
Publisher: Parisiis : apud Garnier fratres
Language: Latin
Call number: 2679567
Digitizing sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
Book contributor: Boston College Libraries
Collection: americana; blc

Description

Includes index

Euclidis Megarensis Geometriæ libri quo ab Boetio translati cannot be the work of Boethius. cf. Manitius, Max. Geschichte der lateinischen literatur des mittelalters, v. 1 (1911) p. 28

The extant translations of Aristotle’s Analytica, Topica, and Elenchi sophistici are now ascribed to Jacobus de Venetiis. cf. Bardenhewer, ibid., v. 5 (1932) p. 254

De diffinitione (v. 2, col. 891-910) appears to be the work of C. Marius Victorinus. cf. P. Godet in Vacant, A. Dictionnaire de théologie catholique, v. 2 (1905) col. 920

Includes excerpts from the Liber pontificalis

Nota: The vol. 1 is erroneously labeled ad ‘Patrologia Græcæ’ instead ‘Patrologia Latina’.