One editor of his De Consolatione, Bertius, thinks that he bore the praenomen of Flavius, but there is no authority for this supposition.
It was during his confinement in this prison that he wrote his famous work De Consolatione Philosophiae.
By far the most important and most famous of the works of Boetius is his book De Consolatione Philosophiae.
Of the numerous editions of the De Consolatione the best are those of Theodorus Obbarius (Jena, 1843) and R.
King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of the De Consolatione, with literal English translation, notes and glossary, was published by S.
Of his celebrated work On Grief (Hepi 7r v00us), a letter of condolence to his friend Hippocles on the death of his children, numerous extracts have been preserved in Plutarch's Consolatio ad Apollonium and in the De consolatione of Cicero, who speaks of it (Acad.
It was according to tradition in a tower which, previous to 1584, stood near the church of the Annunziata that Boethius wrote his De consolatione philosophiae; the legal school of Pavia was rendered celebrated in the 11th century by Lanfranc (afterwards archbishop of Canterbury); Petrarch was frequently here as the guest of Galeazzo II., and his grandson died and was buried here.