On Living and Dying Well

On Living and Dying Well


Introduction by: Thomas Habinek
Translator: Thomas Habinek
Noted by: Thomas Habinek

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140455564
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse topics as friendship, religion, death, fate and scientific inquiry. A pragmatist at heart, Cicero’s philosophies were frequently personal and ethical, drawn not from abstract reasoning but through careful observation of the world. The resulting works remind us of the importance of social ties, the questions of free will, and the justification of any creative endeavour. This lively, lucid new translation from Thomas Habinek, editor of Classical Antiquity and the Classics and Contemporary Thought book series, makes Cicero’s influential ideas accessible to every reader.
On Living and Dying Well

On Living and Dying Well

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Introduction by: Thomas Habinek, Translator: Thomas Habinek, Noted by: Thomas Habinek

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