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    DescriptionWho 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.


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    Title
    The Beginning of All Wisdom
    Subtitle
    Timeless Advice from the Ancient Greeks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven Stavropoulos
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 185 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781569244852
    ISBN 10: 1569244855
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC subject category V2: VS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24130
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Approval Code: A23308400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, REF019000, LCO003000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 089/.81
    DC21: 089.81
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN6080 .B29 2003
    Thema V1.0: VS
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Marlowe & Co
    Imprint name
    Marlowe & Co
    Publication date
    01 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York