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How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship

How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship (Hardback)

By Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Introduction by Freeman, Philip

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ISBN 9780691177199
Barcode 9780691177199
Published 15 September 2018
Format Hardback
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Language English (translated from: English)
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
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ISBN-13 9780691177199
ISBN-10 0691177198
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 15 September 2018
International Publication Date 9 October 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Introduction by Freeman, Philip
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
Category Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Social & Political Philosophy
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 114mm
Height: 171mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Friendship, Philosophy - Early works to 1800, Friendship - Philosophy, Friendship - Early works to 1800, Conduct of life - Philosophy - Early works to 1800
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education
Dewey Code 875.01
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This splendid new translation puts Cicero's dialogue on friendship-one of the great works of literature-into fluent, contemporary English. In an era of hollow social media `friendships,' these mature thoughts on how to separate friends from flatterers are timely and welcome. -Michael Fontaine, Cornell University Cicero's indispensable dialogue, presented here in a lively new translation, is one of the most important treatments of friendship in the ancient world-and not only the ancient world. Cicero balances a poignant picture of the deep love of genuine friends with a shrewd analysis of practical and political relationships. This work illuminates friendship today and highlights the changes that, like everything with a history, it has undergone with time. -Alexander Nehamas, author of On Friendship
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Philip Freeman is the editor and translator of How to Grow Old, How to Win an Election, and How to Run a Country (all Princeton). He is the author of many books, including Searching for Sappho (Norton) and Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths (Simon & Schuster). He holds the Fletcher Jones Chair of Western Culture at Pepperdine University and lives in Malibu, California.

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