Commentary Cons. Phil. Book 2
Prosa 1: P. argues it is foolish to complain of adverse fortune, for. . .
Metrum 1: P. continues to describe Fortuna.
Prosa 2: P. speaks as if she were Fortuna stating her case. This. . .
Metrum 2: Mankind is reproached (still in Fortune's words) for a greed. . .
Prosa 3: P. recalls the happiness B. enjoyed during the years fortune. . .
Metrum 3: Vacillation between peace and turmoil is common and. . .
Prosa 4: P. complements the last section's summary of past happiness. . .
Metrum 4: The wise man lives quietly in humble circumstances.
Prosa 5: Wealth cannot truly be owned and is of no value: not money. . .
Metrum 5: The Golden Age found happiness without riches. (The ideas. . .
Prosa 6: Worldly offices and power bring a happiness no more certain. . .
Metrum 6: A famous example of wickedness unimproved by attaining. . .
Prosa 7: Worldly fame is weak in true consolations.. . .
Metrum 7: The arguments of Prosa 7 (on gloria) are restated. . .
Prosa 8: P. concedes that 'Fortune' has its uses.. . .
Metrum 8: The world is governed by love.