On Approach and Style of Early Boethius: A Study of His Treatises on Music and Arithmetic


This study investigates an adaptation of Greek music theory in quadrivial works of Boethius, i. e. his Fundamentals of Music and Fundamentals of Arithmetic (written between 500 and 510). Systematic observation of Boethian terms and concepts, on the one hand, reveals shortcomings of his early compilations, and, on the other hand, specifies his style, interpreting techniques and scientific approach in general.