The Ten Golden Rules

Ancient Wisdom from the Greek Philosophers on Living the Good Life


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128 Pages


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M. A. Soupios, PhD, is a professor at Long Island University, where he has taught for nearly 30 years. He has received several teaching awards and holds eight graduate degrees, including four earned doctorates.

Panos Mourdoukoutas, PhD, began his academic career at State University of Pennsylvania and continued at both Long Island University and Economic University at Athens.

A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living a Richer, More Meaningful Life
Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Epictetus, Epicurus, Pythagorus, Aesop—such wisdom, now at your fingertips. Timeless wisdom from these ancient Greek philosophers plus others has been condensed by the authors into ten memorable and easy-to-understand rules that, if lived by, can enable modern readers to have rich, meaningful lives.
The ten rules . . . represent enduring features of the Greek wisdom. In a very real sense, they defy time and place and represent insights that remain profoundly relevant for contemporary culture. They can serve as anti-dotes for an age in which much that is true and valuable has been obscured by falsity and misconception. Accordingly, these ancient aphorisms are offered to all those interested in rubbing the dust from their eyes.
With each chapter examining a rule, all chapters begin with a quote from one of the great Greek philosophers who inspired the rule, followed by a story or explanation of the rule and its importance in life, and end with teaching points on which to meditate and reflect. From this simple starting point, each rule allows the reader to unfurl and explore the richness and depth that can be found in life by embracing the lesson offered. Any reader searching for meaning will return to this simple, slim volume again and again to find tried-and-true wisdom that spans the ages to speak to us today.

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