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BOETHIUS: A Christian in Toga

A lecture by Prof Claudio Moreschini (emeritus, University of Pisa)

Date & time
Thursday, October 5, 2017
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Prof Claudio Moreschini


This event is free


Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W. Room H 527

Wheelchair accessible



Roman philosopher Boethius, “the last of the ancients,” was one of the most influent philosophers in the Middle Ages. His Consolation of Philosophy is regarded as one of the masterpieces of ancient and medieval literature. Prof. Moreschini’s lecture will explore one of the most debated issues about this book— whether or not it can be considered a work composed by a Christian author.

Prof Moreschini is an expert in Classical Philology, Platonism and Patristics. His critical edition of the Consolation of Philosophy appeared in the prestigious Bibliotheca Teubneriana series (2nd ed., 2005). In 2014 he published A Christian in Toga (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

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