Ancient Wisdom For Modern Readers Volume – 2 (3 Books in 1)

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Kitabee Pakistan
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2023
200 Pages
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A primer on campaigning in ancient Rome that reads like a strategy memo from a modern political consultant

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1. How to Think about God: An Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers
A vivid and accessible new translation of Cicero’s influential writings on the Stoic idea of the divine. Most ancient Romans were deeply religious and their world was overflowing with gods―from Jupiter, Minerva, and Mars to countless local divinities, household gods, and ancestral spirits. One of the most influential Roman perspectives on religion came from a nonreligious belief system that is finding new adherents even today: Stoicism. How did the Stoics think about religion? In How to Think about God, Philip Freeman presents vivid new translations of Cicero's On the Nature of the Gods and The Dream of Scipio. In these brief works, Cicero offers a Stoic view of belief, divinity, and human immortality, giving eloquent expression to the religious ideas of one of the most popular schools of Roman and Greek philosophy.
2. How to Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life 
Timeless wisdom on death and dying from the celebrated Stoic philosopher Seneca.
"It takes an entire lifetime to learn how to die," wrote the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca (c. 4 BC–65 AD). He counseled readers to "study death always," and took his own advice, returning to the subject again and again in all his writings, yet he never treated it in a complete work. How to Die gathers in one volume, for the first time, Seneca's remarkable meditations on death and dying. Edited and translated by James S. Romm, How to Diereveals a provocative thinker and dazzling writer who speaks with a startling frankness about the need to accept death or even, under certain conditions, to seek it out. 
3. How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life 
A superb new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism―translated by one of the world’s leading authorities on Stoic philosophy.
Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55–135 AD) taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. In How to Be Free, A. A. Long―one of the world’s leading authorities on Stoicism and a pioneer in its remarkable contemporary revival―provides a superb new edition of Epictetus’s celebrated guide to the Stoic philosophy of life (the Encheiridion) along with a selection of related reflections in his Discourses.

 

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Ancient Wisdom For Modern Readers Volume – 2 (3 Books in 1)

A primer on campaigning in ancient Rome that reads like a strategy memo from a modern political consultant

Description

1. How to Think about God: An Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers
A vivid and accessible new translation of Cicero’s influential writings on the Stoic idea of the divine. Most ancient Romans were deeply religious and their world was overflowing with gods―from Jupiter, Minerva, and Mars to countless local divinities, household gods, and ancestral spirits. One of the most influential Roman perspectives on religion came from a nonreligious belief system that is finding new adherents even today: Stoicism. How did the Stoics think about religion? In How to Think about God, Philip Freeman presents vivid new translations of Cicero's On the Nature of the Gods and The Dream of Scipio. In these brief works, Cicero offers a Stoic view of belief, divinity, and human immortality, giving eloquent expression to the religious ideas of one of the most popular schools of Roman and Greek philosophy.
2. How to Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life 
Timeless wisdom on death and dying from the celebrated Stoic philosopher Seneca.
"It takes an entire lifetime to learn how to die," wrote the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca (c. 4 BC–65 AD). He counseled readers to "study death always," and took his own advice, returning to the subject again and again in all his writings, yet he never treated it in a complete work. How to Die gathers in one volume, for the first time, Seneca's remarkable meditations on death and dying. Edited and translated by James S. Romm, How to Diereveals a provocative thinker and dazzling writer who speaks with a startling frankness about the need to accept death or even, under certain conditions, to seek it out. 
3. How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life 
A superb new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism―translated by one of the world’s leading authorities on Stoic philosophy.
Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55–135 AD) taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. In How to Be Free, A. A. Long―one of the world’s leading authorities on Stoicism and a pioneer in its remarkable contemporary revival―provides a superb new edition of Epictetus’s celebrated guide to the Stoic philosophy of life (the Encheiridion) along with a selection of related reflections in his Discourses.
 

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