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On the Good Life - Cicero, Michael Grant
On the Good Life
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For the great Roman orator and statesman Cicero, the good life' was at once a life of contentment and one of moral virtue and the two were inescapably intertwined. This volume brings together a wide range of his reflections upon the importance of moral integrity in the search for happiness. In... show more
For the great Roman orator and statesman Cicero, the good life' was at once a life of contentment and one of moral virtue and the two were inescapably intertwined. This volume brings together a wide range of his reflections upon the importance of moral integrity in the search for happiness. In essays that are articulate, meditative and inspirational, Cicero presents his views upon the significance of friendship and duty to state and family, and outlines a clear system of practical ethics that is at once simple and universal. These works offer a timeless reflection upon the human condition, and a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the greatest thinkers of Ancient Rome.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140442441 (0140442448)
ASIN: 140442448
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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5.0 On the Good Life (Penguin Classics)
The introduction gives a very comprehensive description of who Cicero was and why his works are influential. The text itself is a very readable translation, which is not 'stuffy', rather communicates a thoughtful, reflective character. I think a lot of people know bits and pieces from Cicero, but do...
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