Commentary Cons. Phil. Book 1
Metrum 1: Boethius (hereinafter: B.), imprisoned and alone, bewails. . .
Prosa 1: A mysterious figure, female but more than human, appears at. . .
Metrum 2: The visitor compares B.'s present enervated state to his. . .
Prosa 2: The visitor briefly diagnoses B.'s ailment and makes a first. . .
Metrum 3: Vision returns to B.'s eyes.
Prosa 3: B. recognizes Philosophia (hereinafter: P.); she explains. . .
Metrum 4: B.'s goal is indicated by a portrait of the truly wise man,. . .
Prosa 4: B. gathers his strength for a long outburst against the. . .
Metrum 5: If the world at large is so harmoniously governed, B.. . .
Prosa 5: P. reacts to B.'s complaint calmly and indicates his illness. . .
Metrum 6: Success attends those who adapt their actions to the pattern. . .
Prosa 6: P. questions B. closely to determine the exact nature of his. . .
Metrum 7: P. recapitulates the first book's imagery (clouds fly away. . .