This book was written by Boethius, a man condemned to death for an apparently unjust charge of treason. Although a Christian, Boethius consoled himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy. It is still useful for anyone wanting practical advice in the face of life’s challenges. It is widely renowned as a great work of literature. It combines poetry and prose to advocate the value of philosophy as both balm for mental suffering and impeller of enlightenment. Students of classics and philosophy would both benefit from a knowledge of this text.