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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius
Boethius initial consolation philosophy.jpg
Boethius teachin his students (initial in a 1385 Italian manuscript o the Consolation of Philosophy.)
Born480 AD
Died524/5 AD
EraMedieval filosofie
RegionWastren filosofie
Main interests
problem o universals, releegion, muisic
Notable ideas
The Wheel o Fortune

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius,[1][2] commonly cried Boethius[3] (c. 480–524 or 525 AD), wis a filosopher o the early 6t century.

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  1. The name Anicius demonstratit his connection wi a noble faimily o the Lawer Empire, while Manlius claims lineage frae the Manlii Torquati o the Republic. The name Severinus wis gien tae him in honour o Severinus o Noricum.
  2. Hodgkin, Thomas. Italy and Her Invaders. London: Adamant Media Corporation, 2001.
  3. "Boethius" haws fower syllables in Inglis, /bˈθi.əs/, the o an e are pronoonced separately. It is hence tradeetionally written wi a diæresis, viz. "Boëthius", a spellin which haes been disappearin due tae the leemitations o typewriters.