This Appendix is designed as a user’s guide to Boethius’ works. It is divided according to the four main spheres of his activity – (A) mathematical subjects; (B) logic; (C) theology; (D) the Consolation – with additional sections on (E) lost works and (F) works sometimes misattributed to him. For each work, there is a very brief description, any questions over its authenticity and completeness are considered and a dating given, where possible; the best edition is cited (and any other useful ones) and details of translations and commentaries given, where applicable.
Among the discussions of the chronology of Boethius’ works are Usener (1877), Rand (1901), Brandt (1903), McKinlay (1907), Kappelmacher (1929), and De Rijk (1964). There are critical examinations of the tradition of dating in De Rijk (1964), 1–4, and by Magee in Boethius (1998), xvii–xxiii.
NB: AL=Aristoteles Latinus, 1961–75.
On Arithmetic (De arithmetica). Adapted translation of a treatise by the Neo-Pythagorean Nicomachus of Gerasa. Edns Boethius (1999) or Boethius (1995) with facing French translation; trans. Masi (1983). Probable dating for the mathematical writings c. 500–6 (Brandt (1903), 152–4; 234–7).