Monday, February 6, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 6th sacred

Boethius, d. 524
- a layman who loved learning but was afraid that few people would know or be able to learn in the “dark” times that were coming - he said that he wanted to translate all of Aristotle's and Plato's works into Latin, but wasn't able to accomplish all that - he was able to provide some translations of some of Aristotle, which was all that Western Europe had for centuries - he also prepared studies or summaries on the other major areas of learning - “Oxford University was still using his treatise on music in the seventeenth century.” - had worked for Theodoric the Ostrogoth and was executed by him on suspicions of treason

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