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Living a Good Life: Advice on Virtue, Love, and Action from the Ancient Greek Masters. by  [Translator] Thomas Cleary - Paperback - First Edition Thus [1997]; First Printing indicated by a complet - 1997. - from Black Cat Hill Books and Biblio.com

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Living a Good Life: Advice on Virtue, Love, and Action from the Ancient Greek Masters.

by Thomas Cleary, [Translator]

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Boston, MA Shambhala Publications, 1997. Paperback First Edition Thus [1997]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. First Edition Thus [1997]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of very light use: light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; a crease across the lower corner of the front panel and some superficial indentations to both panels; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows light wear and a few flaws, but remains a handsome little volume: clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.25 x 5 x 0.45 inches). xi, 116 pages. Translated from the Arabic by Thomas Cleary. Weight: 5 ounces. Trade Paperback. 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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