Commentary Cons. Phil. Book 3
Prosa 1: This book is preceded by one poem about love (2M8) and ends. . .
Metrum 1: In nature, beautiful things are easier to appreciate against. . .
Prosa 2: P. defines true happiness in abstract terms before. . .
Metrum 2: All things return in the end to their source. (Cf. 1P6.10-12. . .
Prosa 3: Wealth cannot bring sufficientia.. . .
Metrum 3: The rich are plagued by cares.
Prosa 4: Public offices do not bring reverentia.. . .
Metrum 4: Worldly offices do not convey true honor.
Prosa 5: Thrones are not true sources of potentia.. . .
Metrum 5: True power lies within the person.
Prosa 6: Worldly glory does not bring true claritudo.. . .
Metrum 6: All people are equally noble.
Prosa 7: Pleasure brings no true laetitia.. . .
Metrum 7: Pleasure is sweet for the moment but leaves a bitter. . .
Prosa 8: The last five sections (3P3-7) are summarized briefly.. . .
Metrum 8: To find true goodness, accurate knowledge is required.
Prosa 9: True happiness is a whole indivisible into parts. Note that. . .
Metrum 9: A formal prayer for help to the creator and father of all. . .
Prosa 10: P. discusses the equation of true happiness with true. . .
Metrum 10: True happiness bestows a light brighter than the sun.
Prosa 11: The Good and the One are the same.. . .
Metrum 11: The truth lies within us already, to be discovered by. . .
Prosa 12: God's goodness rules the world.. . .
Metrum 12: We lose sight of what is above us when we pay too much heed. . .