Spheres of Pythagoras
Boethius 6th Century CE
Ancius Manlius Severinus Boethius was a Roman statesman, philosopher and Christian theologist from the 6th century. His translations reviving earlier Greek writings led him to be considered the Medieval Father of the Seven Liberal Arts and his image was depicted in medieval manuscripts next to Pythagoras. Boethius’ writings on arithmetic, geometry and music drew from Pythagorean traditions, kept alive before him in the cosmology of Plato’s Timaeus, Cicero’s Somnium Scipionis, and Nichomachus’ Arithmetica. After Boethius died, his writings became the most influential and widely read works of the medieval period.