On the Good Life
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - herschelian - LibraryThing
The famous Roman statesman's writings on a variety of subjects which have been loosely bracketed together as "On the Good Life". I was particularly drawn to his essays on Duties and Friendship, both of which contain thoughts we could well apply to ourselves and find life much happier as a result. Read full review