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On the Good Life

Marcus Tullius Cicero - Author

Michael Grant - Translator

Michael Grant - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140442441 | 384 pages | 30 Sep 1971 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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.
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