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“The Ten Golden Rules” Book by LIU Post Professors Translated in Four Languages


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
LIU Post,
Long Island University

Ten Golden Rules BookBrookville, N.Y. – “The Ten Golden Rules: Ancient Wisdom from the Greek Philosophers on Living the Good Life,” co-authored by LIU Post Professors Panos Mourdoukoutas and Michael Soupios, has been translated into Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Slovenian, and soon-to-be in French and Korean. The book, which was featured in a recent New Yorker article, condenses the wisdom of the ancient Greeks into 10 memorable and easy-to-understand rules that, if lived by, can enable modern readers to have rich, meaningful lives.

The book was originally published in English in 2009. The authors are faculty at LIU Post, formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Michael Soupios, Ph.D. is an expert in ancient and modern European political theory. He is a political philosophy professor who has nine university degrees, including four master’s degrees and four doctorates. Panos Mourdoukoutas, Ph.D. is chairman of the economics department at LIU Post, the author of 17 global economy books, and a leading investment columnist for

Each chapter of “The Ten Golden Rules” begins 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. Each chapter concludes with teaching points on which to meditate and reflect. 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. For a copy of the book, visit

Posted 01/25/2012

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