A link to a very useful handout on The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius.A handout with excerpts from The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius. Scroll to the very end of the document for the relevant part. The excerpts relate to the following questions.
The basic problem: Why do bad things happen to good people?
What is true happiness? The worldly goods offered by fortune?
Could it be that there is no perfect happiness?
Then isn’t the basic problem intensified?
Can we really be free if God foreknows what we will choose?
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