from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus A.D. 480?-524? Roman philosopher and mathematician. Falsely accused 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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- n. a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524)
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