Boethius Anicius Manlius Severinus
Bo·e·thi·us(bō-ē′thē-əs), Anicius Manlius Severinus ad 480?-524?
Roman philosopher and mathematician. Imprisoned on charges of treason, he wrote his greatest work, The Consolation of Philosophy, an investigation of destiny and free will, while awaiting his execution.
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