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Boethius Imprisoned, Tortured, Executed

Boethius Imprisoned, Tortured, Executed

Boethius was as a fine a Morals Tutor as a man can be. Yet he was imprisoned for his temerity by his top client, Emperor Theodric, a relative barbarian, but not the kind of man you mess with. Boethius in prison wrote a fine book, The Consolations of Philosophy, but it didn't help him much when push came to shove. He was tortured for months, and then taken into the courtyard, strangled with cords until the eyes popped from his skull, before being beaten to death with cudgels. Later it is said the Emperor regretted the execution. About the way it goes.

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