On Old Age (Google eBook)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 1, 2006 - Philosophy - 48 pages
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It's an essay on old age and death. Its rational and philosophical subject matter is embellished by beautiful language. This book is a luminous substantiation of Cicero's meticulous emblematic style. It is still popular as Cicero's powerful commentary over a very momentous issue of growing age with explanatory notes is astounding. Timeless!
  

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Page 1 - To me, at any rate, the composition of this book has been so delightful that it has not only wiped away all the annoyances of old age, but has even made it an easy and a happy state...
Page 3 - I would that it were worthy of your good opinion and of my own surname of Sapiens — it really consists in the fact that I follow Nature, the best of guides, as I would a god, and am loyal to her commands.

About the author (2006)

P. G. Walsh has translated four previous classical works for OWC: Apuleius, The Golden Ass; Petronius, Satyricon; Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy; and Cicero, The Nature of the Gods

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