Book 1 Chapter 4: Boethius Lays Out His Charges

The Consolation of Philosophy

Philosophy bids Boethius declare his griefs. He relates the story of his unjust accusation and ruin. He concludes with a prayer (Song V.) that the moral disorder in human affairs may be set right. In the analysis: on the competition between Dionysus and Apollo; The Ass and The Lyre; Boethius’ similarities to the Book of Job.

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