The Beginning of All Wisdom: Timeless Advice from the Ancient Greeks (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Beginning of All Wisdom Who knew the ancient Greeks had it all figured out 3,000 years ago? Stavropoulos has sifted through nearly every recorded ancient Greek text for the very best sayings, proverbs, and maxims by ancient Greeks. Here is practical advice on everyday problems as well as answers to deep moral questions.
- Published: 01 May 2003
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781569244852 ISBN 10: 1569244855
- Sales rank: 1,162,733
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Who knew the ancient Greeks had it all figured out three thousand years ago? In The Beginning of All Wisdom, author Steve Stavropoulos has sifted through nearly every recorded ancient Greek text for the very best sayings, proverbs, and maxims by ancient Greek philosophers, tragedians, scientists, politicians, generals, and poets, from Plato and Pericles to Socrates and Sophocles. Here is practical advice on everyday problems as well as answers to deep moral questions: "Getting to know yourself is extremely difficult" (Thales). "Ignorance is a tough evil to conquer" (Sophocles). "We must take care of our minds because we cannot benefit from beauty when our brains are missing. " (Euripides). Organized into 100 topics that cover all human experienceanger, fear, good and evil, truth, prayer and hope, aging and old age, friendship, gossip, pain and sorrow, self-deception, war and peace, public speaking, democracyThe Beginning of All Wisdom inspires, advises, and satisfies the urge to learn the best the ancient Greeks have to teachwithout having to read through a whole shelf of Loeb classics.