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How to Grieve

Nonfiction: Self-Help
Unabridged   6 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/18/2022

How to Grieve

An Ancient Guide to the Lost Art of Consolation

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696609548


An engaging new translation of a timeless masterpiece about coping with the death of a loved one.

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An engaging new translation of a timeless masterpiece about coping with the death of a loved one

In 45 BCE, the Roman statesman Cicero fell to pieces when his beloved daughter, Tullia, died from complications of childbirth. But from the depths of despair, Cicero fought his way back. In an effort to cope with his loss, he wrote a consolation speech―not for others, as had always been done, but for himself. And it worked. Cicero's Consolation was something new in literature, equal parts philosophy and motivational speech. Drawing on the full range of Greek philosophy and Roman history, Cicero convinced himself that death and loss are part of life, and that if others have survived them, we can, too; resilience, endurance, and fortitude are the way forward.

Lost in antiquity, Cicero's Consolation was recreated in the Renaissance from hints in Cicero's other writings and the Greek and Latin consolatory tradition. The resulting masterpiece―translated here for the first time in 250 years―is infused throughout with Cicero's thought and spirit.

Complete with an inviting introduction, Michael Fontaine's engaging translation makes this searching exploration of grief available to readers once again.

Author Bio

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BC) was a Roman statesman and philosopher whose lifetime coincided with the decline and fall of the Roman republic. His best-known works include On the Republic, On Duties, and Treatises on Friendship and Old Age.