On Living and Dying Well - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

In the first century BCE, 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. This edition also includes additional materials by Siobhán McElduff.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140455564
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 878.01
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxiv, 215
Weight: 182g
Height: 127mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 15mm