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4.0 out of 5 stars Good text, unsatisfactory translation
The Loeb Classical LIbrary first published Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy and Theological Tractates in 1918, in a critical edition of the Latin text specially prepared by the editors, and a translation of the Consolation taken over, with some revision, from a translation dating to 1609; the numerous poems in the Consolation are rendered felicitously, in rhyming...
Published on 30 Aug 2011 by Dr. Richard M. Price

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Dr Price's review is of the Loeb editions not of this digital edition which has no Latin text and is not in the Loeb format . I find the print and lay out difficult to read but that maybe idiomatic .
I have had to given it one star otherwise this correction could not appear
phred
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good text, unsatisfactory translation, 30 Aug 2011
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This review is from: Theological Tractates / The Consolation of Philosophy (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardcover)
The Loeb Classical LIbrary first published Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy and Theological Tractates in 1918, in a critical edition of the Latin text specially prepared by the editors, and a translation of the Consolation taken over, with some revision, from a translation dating to 1609; the numerous poems in the Consolation are rendered felicitously, in rhyming English verse, but the translation of the prose is somewhat clumsy. On the grounds that this version was too archaic and insufficiently literal for the purposes of this series, a new edition was published in 1973, with the same Latin text but a new translation of the Consolation. The trouble with this new version is that it is essentially a crib, and does not read well -- particularly in its laborious and terribly clumsy translation of the verse passages. But surely it has also been the purpose of this series that the translations read well as pieces of English writing. Sadly, neither the old edition nor the new are examples of the Loeb series at its more successful. The best to be said for either of them is that they provide a good Latin text at a very reasonable price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Consolatio Philosophiae, 24 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Theological Tractates / The Consolation of Philosophy (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardcover)
Loeb editions are indispensable for those like me whose classical languages are definitely a little rusty; and this edition of a work that straddles pagan and Christian philosophy-theology is no exception...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Correction, 10 Dec 2012
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Dr Price's review is of the Loeb editions not of this digital edition which has no Latin text and is not in the Loeb format . I find the print and lay out difficult to read but that maybe idiomatic .
I have had to given it one star otherwise this correction could not appear
phred
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