The Consolation of Philosophy

Anicius Manlius Severinus BOETHIUS (c. 480 - 525), translated by Wilbraham Villiers COOPER (1876 - 1955)

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

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Ancient

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Book 1 Group 00:39:33
Play 02 Book 2 Group 00:51:36
Play 03 Book 3, part 1 Group 00:30:46
Play 04 Book 3, part 2 Group 00:40:45
Play 05 Book 4, part 1 Group 00:33:35
Play 06 Book 4, part 2 Group 00:27:13
Play 07 Book 5 Group 00:45:42
Play 08 Appendix and Editorial Note KevinS
00:11:56