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How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life
Hardcover - English

Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old, the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all--and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was.

Filled with timeless wisdom and practical guidance, Cicero's brief, charming classic--written in 44 BC and originally titled On Old Age--has delighted and inspired readers, from Saint Augustine to Thomas Jefferson, for more than two thousand years. Presented here in a lively new translation with an informative new introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, the book directly addresses the greatest fears of growing older and persuasively argues why these worries are greatly exaggerated--or altogether mistaken.

Montaigne said Cicero's book "gives one an appetite for growing old." The American founding father John Adams read it repeatedly in his later years. And today its lessons are more relevant than ever in a world obsessed with the futile pursuit of youth.

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"A lively translation of a splendid work."--Stephen Harrison, University of Oxford

"The more people who read Cicero, the better the world will be."--Anthony Corbeill, University of Kansas

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0691167702
EAN
9780691167701
Publication Date
29/03/2016
Pages
216
Dimension
17.53cm x 12.19cm x 2.29cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Marcus Tullius Cicero (English byname Tully) was a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar and writer who tried to uphold Republican principles in the final civil wars that destroyed the Roman Republic. His writings include books of rhetoric, orations, philosophical and political treatises and letters. He is remembered in modern times as the greatest Roman orator, and innovator of what became known as Ciceronian rhetoric. Born Jan. 3 106 B.C.E.,died Dec. 7 43 B.C.E.

Freeman, Philip
Philip Freeman is Qualley Professor of Classics at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a former professor of classics at Washington University in St. Louis. He was selected as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton for January 2012. He earned the first joint Ph.D. in classics and Celtic studies from Harvard University, and has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity School, the American Academy in Rome, and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. The author of several previous books including "Alexander the Great, " "St. Patrick of Ireland "and
Freeman, Philip
Philip Freeman is Qualley Professor of Classics at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a former professor of classics at Washington University in St. Louis. He was selected as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton for January 2012. He earned the first joint Ph.D. in classics and Celtic studies from Harvard University, and has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity School, the American Academy in Rome, and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. The author of several previous books including "Alexander the Great, " "St. Patrick of Ireland "and

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