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Living a good life : advice on virtue, love, and action from the ancient Greek masters

Author: Thomas F Cleary
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; [New York] : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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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 the Middle Ages. Many of the texts no  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Cleary
ISBN: 1570622744 9781570622748
OCLC Number: 36259429
Description: xi, 116 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: translated from the Arabic by Thomas Cleary.
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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 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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