Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Living a Good Life
  • Translated by Thomas Cleary
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781570622748
  • Our Price: $18.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Living a Good Life

Living a Good Life

Advice on Virtue, Love, and Action from the Ancient Greek Masters

Translated by Thomas ClearyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Thomas Cleary

Living a Good Life Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Living a Good Life
  • Email this page - Living a Good Life
  • Print this page - Living a Good Life
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Categories for this book
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
Synopsis

Synopsis

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.
Thomas Cleary

About Thomas Cleary

Thomas Cleary - Living a Good Life
Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

  • Living a Good Life by Thomas Cleary
  • April 15, 1997
  • Philosophy - Ancient
  • Shambhala
  • $18.95
  • 9781570622748

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: