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On the Good Life (71 Edition)

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This volume brings together his tentative and undogmatic reflections on the good life, in which he discusses duty, friendship, the training of a statesman, and the importance of moral integrity in the search for happiness.

About the Author

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman orator and statesman, was born at Arpinum of a wealthy local family. He was taken to Rome for his education with the idea of a public career and by the year 70 he had established himself as the leading barrister in Rome. In the meantime his political career was well under way and he was elected praetor for the year 66. One of the most permanent features of his political life was his attachment to Pompeii. As a politician, his greatest failing was his consistent refusal to compromise; as a statesman his ideals were more honorable and unselfish than those of his contemporaries. Cicero was the greatest of the roman orators, posessing a wide range of technique and an excpetional command of the Latin tongue. He followed the common practice of publishing his speeches, but he also produced a large number of works on the theory and practice of rhetoric, on religion, and on moral and political philosophy. He played a leading part in the development of the Latin hexameter. Perhaps the most interesting of all his works is the collection fo 900 remarkably informative letters, published posthumously. These not only contain a first-hand account of social and political life in the upper classes at Rome, but also reflect the changing personal feelings of an emotional and sensitive man.

Table of Contents

Introduction

List of Greek and Latin Terms

1. Discussions at Tusculum (V)

2. On Duties (II)

3. Laelius: On Friendship

4. On the Orator (I)

5. The Dream of Scipio

Appendices

I. The Philosophical Works of Cicero

II. The Rhetorical Works of Cicero

III. Principal Dates

IV. Some Books about Cicero

Genealogical Tables

Maps

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140442441
Translator:
Grant, Michael
Introduction:
Grant, Michael
Translator:
Grant, Michael
Introduction by:
Grant, Michael
Introduction:
Grant, Michael
Author:
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Author:
Grant, Michael
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Latin
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Cicero, marcus tullius
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient CONTRIBUTION: Grant, Michael, = ed.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Latin
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19710931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.77x5.06x.70 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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