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Posted September 15, 2011
I've always been interested in the "wisdom books" of the ancient Greeks and Romans (particularly Stoicism), but seldom have time to plough through abstruce texts. Many textbooks on the Greek and Roman philosophers, poets, playwrights, and historians have been written by academic writers with an eye to fellow academicians, and are intended mainly for such. On the other hand, this book offers busy people a compact format rendering "ideas to live by" quickly available. The well-chosen quotations make this book a fine "bedside reader" as well. Sources of quotations will enable the reader to pursue the ideas further, if s/he so desires. There are also books that do this for the Bible (and I've got a good many of those too).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.