The Ancient Art of Growing Old (Paperback)
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The Ancient Art of Growing Old (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 04/02/2016
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Bette Davis said `Old age ain't no place for sissies'. If that's true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes to discover invigorating counsel on mental decline, medicine, late love affairs, death and legacy. This lively tour of ancient attitudes to ageing, supplemented by a translation of Cicero's `On Old Age', reveals the true art of growing old gracefully.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099573180
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 173 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


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"Payne teases out advice on mental decline, medicine, late love affairs, death and legacy from the classical world and presents it in a witty and readable way" -- Antonia Charlesworth * Big Issue *
"A meditative celebration and self-help book. It would make a wonderful gift for anyone hurtling, like me, towards 60" -- Sara Wheeler * Observer *
"A humorous guide to classical authors' advice on the downhill catwalk of age" -- Sara Wheeler * Observer *
"As Britain gets ever greyer, this is not merely a witty and panoramic survey of old age in the classical world, but a timely one. The wisdom of the ancients indeed" -- TOM HOLLAND

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