Meters of boethius Alfred the Great

(ca. ninth century) Two different versions of BOETHIUS's Consolation of Philosophy exist in Old English, both dated to the ninth century. One renders all of the Consolation into Old English prose. The other treats only the verse sections of the Consolation and is an adaptation of the corresponding sections of the old English prose version into Old English poetry. This version is known as Meters of Boethius, and both have been attributed to Alfred the Great.

Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of both old English versions of the Consolation is the way Alfred has recast Boethius's original work, framed as a conversation between Boethius and Lady Philosophy, into more explicitly Christian terms. For example, the narrator (referred to simply as Mind for most of the work)

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