On The Good Life
  • On The Good Life
  • On The Good Life
  • On The Good Life
ISBN: 0140442448
EAN13: 9780140442441
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 30, 1971
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 7.72" L x 5.04" W
Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Philosophical writings on the good life by the great Roman orator, in a vital new translation

In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse and trenchant topics as friendship, religion, death, fate, and scientific inquiry. This lucid and lively new translation renders the great Roman's writings accessible to modern readers as never before. Cicero was a pragmatist at heart, but his philosophies were frequently personal and ethical, drawn not from abstract reasoning but from careful observation of the world. The resulting work reminds us of the importance of social ties, the question of free will, and the justification of creative endeavor.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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