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  • How to Think about War

    How to Think about War
    av Thucydides

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691190150

    An accessible modern translation of essential speeches from Thucydides’s History that takes readers to the heart of his profound insights on diplomacy, foreign policy, and war Why do nations go to war? What are citizens willing to die for? Wha…

  • How to Tell a Joke

    How to Tell a Joke
    av Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691206165

    Timeless advice about how to use humor to win over any audience Can 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 politi…

  • How to Die

    How to Die
    av Seneca

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691175577

    Timeless wisdom on death and dying from the celebrated Stoic philosopher Seneca "It takes an entire lifetime to learn how to die," wrote the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca (c. 4 BC–65 AD). He counseled readers to "study death always," and took…

  • How to Keep an Open Mind

    How to Keep an Open Mind
    av Sextus Empiricus

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691206042

    How ancient skepticism can help you attain tranquility by learning to suspend judgment Along with Stoicism and Epicureanism, Skepticism is one of the three major schools of ancient Greek philosophy that claim to offer a way of living as well as thin…

  • How to Be Free

    How to Be Free
    av Epictetus

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691177717

    A superb new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism—translated by one of the world’s leading authorities on Stoic philosophy Born a slave, the Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c. 55–135 AD) taught that mental fre…

  • How to Be a Leader

    How to Be a Leader
    av Plutarch

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691192116

    Timeless advice on how to be a successful leader in any field The ancient biographer and essayist Plutarch thought deeply about the leadership qualities of the eminent Greeks and Romans he profiled in his famous—and massive—Lives, includ…

  • How to Be a Friend

    How to Be a Friend
    av Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691177199

    A splendid new translation of one of the greatest books on friendship ever written 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 friend…

  • How to Think about God

    How to Think about God
    av Marcus Tullius Cicero

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691183657

    A vivid and accessible new translation of Cicero’s influential writings on the Stoic idea of the divine Most ancient Romans were deeply religious and their world was overflowing with gods—from Jupiter, Minerva, and Mars to countless loca…

  • How to Be Content

    How to Be Content
    av Horace, Stephen Harrison

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691182520

    What the Roman poet Horace can teach us about how to live a life of contentment What are the secrets to a contented life? One of Rome’s greatest and most influential poets, Horace (65–8 BCE) has been cherished by readers for more than t…

  • How to Innovate

    How to Innovate

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691213736

    What we can learn about fostering innovation and creative thinking from some of the most inventive people of all times—the ancient Greeks When it comes to innovation and creative thinking, we are still catching up with the ancient Greeks. Betw…

  • How to Be a Bad Emperor

    How to Be a Bad Emperor
    av Suetonius

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691193991

    What would Caligula do? What the worst Roman emperors can teach us about how not to lead If recent history has taught us anything, it's that sometimes the best guide to leadership is the negative example. But that insight is hardly new. Nearly 2,000…

  • How to Be a Farmer

    How to Be a Farmer

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691211749

    A delightful anthology of classical Greek and Roman writings celebrating country living—ranging from a philosophy of compost to hymns to the gods of agriculture Whether you farm or garden, live in the country or long to move there, or simply e…

  • How to Tell a Story

    How to Tell a Story

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691205274

    An inviting and highly readable new translation of Aristotle’s complete Poetics—the first and best introduction to the art of writing and understanding stories Aristotle’s Poetics is the most important book ever written for writers…

  • How to Give

    How to Give
    av Seneca

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691192093

    Timeless wisdom on generosity and gratitude from the great Stoic philosopher Seneca To give and receive well may be the most human thing you can do—but it is also the closest you can come to divinity. So argues the great Roman Stoic thinker Se…

  • How to Drink

    How to Drink
    av Vincent Obsopoeus

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691192147

    A spirited new translation of a forgotten classic, shot through with timeless wisdom Is there an art to drinking alcohol? Can drinking ever be a virtue? The Renaissance humanist and neoclassical poet Vincent Obsopoeus (ca. 1498–1539) thought…

  • How to Keep Your Cool

    How to Keep Your Cool
    av Seneca

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780691181950

    Timeless wisdom on controlling anger in personal life and politics from the Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman Seneca In his essay “On Anger” (De Ira), the Roman Stoic thinker Seneca (c. 4 BC–65 AD) argues that anger is the most…