TROY English professor completes book on Roman philosopher

Posted: Tuesday, 06 March 2012

TROY—Troy University English professor Harold Kaylor has completed his work on a volume that examines the writing of the sixth-century Roman philosopher Boethius and the work is scheduled for publication this month by Brill, a leading academic publishing house in the Netherlands.

The work "A Companion to Boethius in the Middle Ages," contains essays by 15 Boethian scholars, including Dr. Kaylor. Dr. Philip Edward Phillips of Middle Tennessee State University served as co-editor with Dr. Kaylor.

Boethius is best known for his "Consolation of Philosophy" and for his attempt to translate the works of Aristotle and Plato from the original Greek into Latin.

"It was an honor to be approached by Brill to edit this volume, which contains the analysis of some truly outstanding Medieval scholars," Dr. Kaylor said. "It was a tremendous challenge, but I believe the work will aid future Boethian scholars."

Dr. Kaylor joined the Troy University faculty in 2000 after 11 years on the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa. He has also lectured at two institutions in Germany, Dresden University of Technology and the University of Regensburg. Dr. Kaylor holds five academic degrees, including the Ph.D. in comparative literature from Vanderbilt University and a master of arts in German from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.