(AD 480-524) Roman philosopher. He wrote treatises on music and mathematics and De Consolatione Philosophiae/The Consolation of Philosophy, a dialogue in prose. It was translated into European languages during the Middle Ages.
Boethius wrote De Consolatione Philosophiae while imprisoned on suspicion of treason by Emperor Theodoric the Great. In it, a lady, Philosophy, responds to Boethius’ account of his misfortunes with stoic, Platonic, and Christian advice. English translations were written by by Alfred the Great, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Queen Elizabeth I. Boethius also translated Aristotle’s works on logic and wrote treatises on Christian philosophy.