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Roman philosopher: see BoethiusBoethius
, Boetius
, or Boece
(Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius), c.475–525, Roman philosopher and statesman. An honored figure in the public life of Rome, where he was consul in 510, he became the able minister of the Emperor Theodoric.
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47-48); Chaucer, Riverside Chaucer, Boece, Book 2, Meter 8 (pp.
L'evocation qui, d'apres Borges, aurait servi chez Boece a sauver les notions de libre arbitre et de providence, (26) lui sert a illustrer le fait que l'homme a besoin de la succession d'une structure narrative pour se souvenir d'un reve qui lui avait tout presente dans la simultaneite.
[10] The OED cites the word as a mark of sympathy in the following passage from Chaucer's Boece: "Al pe entencioun of pe wil of mankynde whiche pat is lad by diueise studies hastip to comen to blisfulnesse." [30] In another passage, Chaucer is the first recorded author to use "study" in the sense of "devotion to another's welfare." [31] In Troilus and Criseyde he writes, "But Pandarus, that in a study stood" (Bk 2.1180): the "study" in this instance probably refers to Pandarus' anxious abstraction, a "mental perplexity," not a place of learning.
La Consolation de philosophie dans la tradition litteraire: antecedents et posterite de Boece. Paris.
As for the story that the surname Turnbull is derived from a William of Rule who was renamed Turnbull after saving King Robert the Bruce from a rampaging bull, this originated in the writings of the 16th Century historian Boece.
Caxton's use of prologues and epilogues is spotty: in all his publications of Chaucer only the Boece, the second edition of the Canterbury Tales and the Book of Fame include extended paratextual remarks.
Hector Boece's Scotorum Historae (1527), based on Fordun's
Yet another chapter invokes the writings of Marcilio Ficino, Hector Boece, Roger Ascham, Thomas Cogan, Nicholas Coeffeteau, Thomas Elyot, John Dee, Francis Bacon, Richard Verstegan, Thomas Browne, Robert Burton, and John Bulwer.