Thierry of Chartres, The Commentary on the De arithmetica of Boethius, PIMS, Studies and Texts, 2015

Thierry of Chartres

The Commentary on the De arithmetica of Boethius

Studies and Texts March 2015 

Studies and Texts 191.  2015.  xii, 262 pp.  ISBN 978-0-88844-191-1 • Cloth • $90

Arithmetic was one of the seven liberal arts taught in the French schools just before the middle of the twelfth century, and Boethius’s De arithmetica was the principal textbook for this art. This volume provides an edition of a commentary on the De arithmetica; the accompanying introduction identifies the author of the commentary as Thierry of Chartres, and provides a careful consideration of how the commentary reflects his philosophy.