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Author Blackwood, Stephen, author

Title The Consolation of Boethius as poetic liturgy / Stephen Blackwood
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 338 pages)
Series Oxford early Christian studies
Oxford early Christian studies.
Contents The metres of Book One. Imprisoned by rhythm -- Rhythmic intervention -- Repeated metres. The first four -- The final two -- Repetition and recollection : a system of rhythmic sound. Formal structure -- Functional purpose -- Analogies of rhythmic repetition -- A mediation on Book Five. Repetition, narration, and the meditative ascent -- Freedom, providence, and prayer
Summary Blackwood argues that the metres of Boethius' 'Consolation of Philosophy' are arranged in patterns that have a therapeutic and liturgical purpose. The argument moves from an examination of the prosodical interplay of metre, meaning, and sound in the Consolation's first seven poems; to a consideration of the therapeutic use of the same metre in different poems; to the discovery and exploration of an intricate system of metric repetition that comprehends every poem; and finally, to reflection on how this acoustic system shapes the listener's memory to an intelligible design
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed April 8, 2015)
Subject Boethius, -524. De consolatione philosophiae.
Boethius, -524 -- Versification
SUBJECT Boethius, -524 fast
De consolatione philosophiae (Boethius) fast
Subject English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Versification
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English language -- Old English -- Versification
Greek & Latin Languages & Literatures.
Languages & Literatures.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191028113