In this article, Webb challenges these arguments using a Boethian
or Augustinian conception of God's relationship to time.
(26) Boethius's influence can be heard again in various twelfth-century texts that have been defined as Boethian
in their form (dialogue, with alternation of prose and poetry) and in their subject (the journey through false goods to the true good).
Within this collection, the article by Stephanie Downes recognizes this Boethian
tradition of prison writing and frames it within the context of the prison poetry of Charles of Orleans.
Appropriately, some of his most thoroughly marked texts are those that draw on the Boethian
themes expressed in the Consolation of Philosophy, which Boethius composed while in prison.
These details are important for, while the Boethian
persona does not aim at narcissistic autobiography, nevertheless a human being's nature always remains rooted in his body.
More broadly, the assimilation of Avarice and Honor is an act that expands Fortuna's power, inviting contingency into a spiritual realm that the Boethian
and (more apposite) Dantean traditions had deemed safe from mutability's onslaughts.
The present volume contains high-quality essays that will be of considerable value to scholars working within the field of Boethian
Both notions hold importance in early modern times, though the Boethian
notion is more prominent.
The De casibus virorum illustrium, probably composed in 1356-1361 (but possibly revised later), presents an ambivalent Fortuna, sometimes a malignant power who enjoys tossing the wretched, sometimes a fair minister of the Boethian
and Dantean kind.
The Dreame of Chaucer: Boethian
Consolation or Political Celebration?.
The depth of Boethius's influence in European culture is made clear throughout the volume, with examples in all the essays and as a special focus in the chapters on De insitutione arithmetica, the legacy of Boethian
harmony, and the history of the Quadrivium.
Truly for Vitoria, what is at issue is nothing less than the integrity of human nature, a rational nature on account of which, as Thomas Aquinas had argued following the Boethian
tradition, each human enjoys personhood.
(1) The idea of pure or absolute being itself (as unlashed from the existentia vehicle) has been traced back to Porphyry (Hadot 1963, Kobusch 1995) and, in the influential Boethian
distinction between quod est (that which is, i.e.
interpretations of Confederacy were called into question in 1995, when Carmine Palumbo published an interview with Professor Robert Byrne, the undisputed real-life model for many of Ignatius Reilly's mannerisms (Louisiana Folklore Miscellany 10: 59-77).
 Alastair Minnis considers Chaucer in a tradition of medieval interpreters who adapt Boethian
sentiments to invigorate fictional characters.