Boétius
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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Boétius
nom. acc; g. Boéties, Boétiuses; d. Boétie; m. [βoηθόos warlike] Anicius Manlius Severīnus Boëthius, born in Rome between A. D. 470-475, was Consul in 510. He was so eminent for his integrity and talents that he attracted the attention and obtained the patronage of Theodoric the Great, king of the East or Ostrogoths. He was afterwards accused of treason, and cast into prison, where he wrote his celebrated work De Consolatione Philosophiæ, which king Alfred translated into Anglo-Saxon about A. D. 888. Being condemned to death, without a hearing, he was beheaded in prison about A. D. 524 Ðá wæs sum consul, ðæt we heretoha hitaþ, Boétius wæs háten. Se wæs, in bóccræftum and on worold-þeáwum, se rihtwísesta there was a certain consul, that we call heretoha, who was named Boëthius. He was, in book-learning and in worldly affairs, the most truly wise [ = most righteous], Bt. 1; Fox 2, 12-14. Se Boétius wæs óðre naman geháten Seuerínus: se wæs heretoga Rómina Boëthius was by another name called Severīnus: he was a consul of the Romans, Bt. 21; Fox 76, 3-4. Hú Gotan gewunnon Rómána ríce, and hú Boétius hí wolde berǽdan, and Þeódríc ðá ðæt anfunde and hine hét on carcerne gebringan how the Goths conquered the empire of the Romans, and how Boëthius wished to deliver them, and Theodoric discovered it, and gave orders to take him to prison, Bt. title 1; Fox x. 2-4. Hú se Wísdóm com to Boétie ǽrest inne on ðam carcerne how Wisdom first came to Boëthius in the prison, Bt. title 3; Fox x. 6: 26; Fox xiv. 18. Hér endaþ nú seó æftre fróferbóc Boétiuses [Cot. MS. æfterre frófr-bóc Boéties] here now endeth the second consolation-book of Boëthius, Bt. 21; Fox 76, 2-3. Hér endaþ nú seó þridde bóc Boéties here now endeth the third book of Boëthius, Bt. 35, 6; Fox 170, 23.
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