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On the Good Life Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach On the Good Life by Cicero.

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On the Good Life Summary

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Cicero was one of the greatest philosophers, statesmen and orators of classical antiquity. He came to great renown during the late Roman Republic and the early rule of Caesar about 60 to 40 years before Christ. He was well-known not merely for his Roman consulship but for his intellectual writings. Philosophy was not as common amongst the Romans as it was among the Greeks. Cicero was significant not only for reviving Greek thought but for developing his own philosophical ideas (although they stayed rather close to Greek thinking). He also popularized philosophy amongst the Roman elites. Cicero's influence extends far beyond his death, however, throughout the late Roman Empire, the medieval period, the Renaissance and on to the present day.

On the Good Life is not a single book written at a single time. Instead, it is a compilation of several essays that Cicero wrote over the course of his...

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