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On the Good Life by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Feb 07, 11

Read in February, 2011

Cicero - Roman philosopher, statesman and lawyer from 1st century BC.

The only thing that prevented this from being a 5-star book was the last section (the book is divided into 5 sections) on rhetoric and speeches. Kinda boring.
The section "On Duties" was very good.
The first and main section of the book that deals with morality and happiness was excellent.
But my favorite read was the section "On Friendship." This topic was one of the top 3 philosophical works I've ever read and will probably re-read this part alone some time in the future.

Very good overall.
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