Boethius, Roman Philosopher
(c. 480-524)

Boethius teaching disciples

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Boethius
  • Birth: 480, Rome, Kingdom of Odoacer
  • Death: 524, Pavia, Ostrogothic Kingdom
  • Language: Latin
  • Who he was: Roman philosopher who wrote The Consolation of Philosophy, which addresses the questions, "How can evil exist in a world governed by God?" "How can happiness be attained even in trials?" "What is happiness?"

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