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The Ancient Art of Growing Old By Professor Tom Payne

The Ancient Art of Growing Old
by Professor Tom Payne

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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.
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The Ancient Art of Growing Old Summary


The Ancient Art of Growing Old by Professor Tom Payne

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.

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The Ancient Art of Growing Old Reviews


"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

About Professor Tom Payne


Tom Payne was born in 1971. He read Classics at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and was deputy literary editor of the Daily Telegraph. He now lives with his wife and four children in Dorset, where he teaches English and Classics at Sherborne School, and Latin at the Gryphon School. His previous books are Fame: from the Bronze Age to Britney, and a verse translation of Ovid's The Art of Love (both in Vintage).

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The Ancient Art of Growing Old by Professor Tom Payne
Professor Tom Payne
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2016-02-04
208
0099573180
9780099573180
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