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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Just thought I'ld show off. I have "Consolatio Philosophiae" in the Latin. I could translate it for you but my Latin is pretty rusty. . . very rusty. Give me a few months. :) In the meanwhile I am sure you can still find his work in print, most likely in an anthology. It is a fairly short work.

And I must disagree with your assessment of the derth of thought between Rome and the Renaissance. Some of the greatest philosophy, political thought and literature was produced during the "dark ages," even if they were technologically "backwards." Using technology as the measure, ancient Greece was backwards compared with the Romans, but far surpassed them in literature and thought. I suppose it depends on how you measure the greatness of a civilization or a man. Boethius has some insight in this matter.

But what do you mean by your statement "since classical theories of history did not assume continuing progress" ?

21 posted on 03/11/2002 5:51:04 PM PST by Cincincinati Spiritus
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To: Cincincinati Spiritus; Lucius Cornelius Sulla
I think he may have been referring to the ancient view, prior to the influx of Judeo-Christian thought, that life was cyclical, repetitive, rather than progressive.
23 posted on 03/13/2002 6:39:29 AM PST by Avoiding_Sulla
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