Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius

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Isaac Toman Grief
by Coëtivy Master (possibly Henri de Vulcop)
published on 13 July 2021
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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (c. 475-525 CE) is depicted on the far left. An allegory of Philosophy presents to him the allegories of the Seven Liberal Arts dressed in 15th century clothing, each holding a symbol of their subject; from left to right: Boethius, Philosophy, Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Music, Geometry, Arithmetic and Astronomy.

Boethius' The Consolation of Philosophy was very influential in the scholarship of the European Middle Ages. He wrote that in the style of a dialogue between himself and Philosophy, embodied by a woman. Later. Medieval Universities taught the Seven Liberal Arts as enumerated here.

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Vulcop), C. M. (. H. d. (2021, July 13). Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14357/philosophy-presenting-the-seven-liberal-arts-to-bo/

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Vulcop), Coëtivy Master (possibly Henri de. "Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 13, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14357/philosophy-presenting-the-seven-liberal-arts-to-bo/.

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Vulcop), Coëtivy Master (possibly Henri de. "Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Jul 2021. Web. 28 Sep 2021.