Portrait of Cicero, 1st century A.D., Roman; marble. Capitoline Museums, Rome. Adam Eastland Art + Architecture / Alamy Stock Photo

Cicero on Friendship: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

GETTY VILLA

Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 3 pm

Auditorium


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Social media and easy online relationships make true friendship more important than ever. Over 2,000 years ago, the Roman politician and philosopher Cicero wrote a short guide to finding, keeping, and appreciating friends that remains compelling. For as Cicero said, life without friends is not worth living. Classics professor Philip Freeman presents key ideas from his recent translation of Cicero's timeless work.


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