Philosophy q&a: What is the connection between eudaimonia and virtue?

[image: map of ancient Athens,; this is essay #336 in the Philosophy as a Way of Life series]

E. wrote: What is the logical connection between the eudaimonic life and virtue? They’re frequently talked about separately and I’ve never heard anyone show how they are related. Is it that if you’re using reason to decide how to behave, your rationality should guide you to pick virtuous behavior over non-virtuous behavior? Or is it that acting virtuously in any situation