Living a Good Life Advice on Virtue Love and Action from the Ancient Greek Masters Electronic Book ePub Popular Formats Thomas Cleary

Date of Publication: April 15th 1997 by Shambhala Author: Thomas Cleary
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Language: English Original Book Title: Living a Good Life: Advice on Virtue, Love, and Action from the Ancient Greek Masters
Living a Good Life: Advice on Virtue, Love, and Action from the Ancient Greek Masters
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Book's Category: Philosophy Additional Info: Paperback, 80 pages




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This collection of eminently practical advice from the likes of Socrates, Plato, Diogenes, Pythagoras, and Aristotle covers subjects as diverse as money, child-raising, politics, philosophy, law, and relationships—all aspects of life and how to live it.
Thomas Cleary has translated these sayings and aphorisms from the Arabic sources that preserved Greek thought throughout This collection of eminently practical advice from the likes of Socrates, Plato, Diogenes, Pythagoras, and Aristotle covers subjects as diverse as money, child-raising, politics, philosophy, law, and relationships—all aspects of life and how to live it.
Thomas Cleary has translated these sayings and aphorisms from the Arabic sources that preserved Greek thought throughout the Middle Ages. Many of the texts no longer exist in the original Greek. Included in the book is an appendix that presents resonant sayings and fragments from Buddhist, Taoist, and Muslim sources, demonstrating the universal quality of the teachings of the Greek sages and hinting at the interaction between Western and Eastern cultures.

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