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

How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life (EPUB ebook)

By Cicero, Marcus Tullius

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 ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781400880393
Published 29 March 2016
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers

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ISBN-13 9781400880393
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 29 March 2016
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
Category Philosophy
Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy
Topics In Philosophy
Social & Political Philosophy
Social Sciences
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Number of Pages 216
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Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Dewey Code 180
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Description of this Electronic Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

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

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Author's Bio

Philip Freeman is the editor and translator of How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians and How to Run a Country: An Ancient Guide for Modern Leaders (both Princeton). He is the author of many books, including Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths, Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesar (all Simon & Schuster). He holds the Orlando W. Qualley Chair of Classical Languages at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

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