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how to grow old: ancient wisdom for the second half of life marcus tullius cicero

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  • How to Grow Old

    Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life

    Translated by Philip Freeman ...
    series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
    Timeless wisdom on growing old gracefully from one of ancient Rome's greatest philosophersWorried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old, the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all—and why you might ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Audiobook

    How to Grow Old

    Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life

    Narrated by Roger Clark ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 39 min

    Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old, the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all-and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was. Filled ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • How to Tell a Joke

    An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor

    series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
    Timeless advice about how to use humor to win over any audienceCan jokes win a hostile room, a hopeless argument, or even an election? You bet they can, according to Cicero, and he knew what he was talking about. One of Rome’s greatest politicians, speakers, and lawyers, Cicero was also reputedly one of antiquity’s funniest people. After he was elected commander-in-chief and head of state, his ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • How to Win an Argument

    An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion

    series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
    Timeless techniques of effective public speaking from ancient Rome's greatest oratorAll of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct—and often floundering or failing as a result—we’d win more arguments if we learned ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • How to Win an Election

    An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians

    Translated by Philip Freeman ...
    series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
    How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in his short letter are timeless bits of political ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • How to Be a Friend

    An Ancient Guide to True Friendship

    Translated by Philip Freeman ...
    series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
    A splendid new translation of one of the greatest books on friendship ever writtenIn a world where social media, online relationships, and relentless self-absorption threaten the very idea of deep and lasting friendships, the search for true friends is more important than ever. In this short book, which is one of the greatest ever written on the subject, the famous Roman politician and philosopher ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • How to Run a Country

    An Ancient Guide for Modern Leaders

    Translated by Philip Freeman ...
    series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
    Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest statesman and orator, was elected to the Roman Republic's highest office at a time when his beloved country was threatened by power-hungry politicians, dire economic troubles, foreign turmoil, and political parties that refused to work together. Sound familiar? Cicero's letters, speeches, and other writings are filled with timeless wisdom and practical insight about ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • How to Think about God

    An Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers

    Translated by Philip Freeman ...
    series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
    A vivid and accessible new translation of Cicero’s influential writings on the Stoic idea of the divineMost 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 ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

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    How to Think About God

    An Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers

    Narrated by Shaun Grindell ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 7 min

    A vivid and accessible new translation of Cicero's influential Stoic writings on 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 ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    How to Win an Argument

    An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion

    Narrated by Simon Vance ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 3 min

    All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct-and often failing as a result-we'd win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. How to Win an Argument gathers the rhetorical ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    How to Be a Friend

    An Ancient Guide to True Friendship

    Narrated by Shaun Grindell ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 36 min

    In a world where social media, online relationships, and relentless self-absorption threaten the very idea of deep and lasting friendships, the search for true friends is more important than ever. In this short book, which is one of the greatest ever written on the subject, the famous Roman politician and philosopher Cicero offers a compelling guide to finding, keeping, and appreciating friends. ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • The Complete Cicero Anthology

    The Collected Works

    series Texts From Ancient Rome
    The Cicero Anthology is a collection of the most acute and incisive works of one of the greatest and most celebrated orators in all of history.Cicero is still celebrated to this day for his skills as a Roman Senator, rhetorician, orator, lawyer, and writer; and for the courage and conviction of his desperate efforts to preserve the Roman republic in the face of conspiracies and violence against ... Read more

    $2.99 USD