Cicero's classic ON OLD AGE is now adapted, explained, and updated to today's world. "Getting old is not for sissies": the mortal words of Bette Davis. And somewhat the theme of the Cicero's ON OLD AGE. Except that Cicero did not believe in denying aging or hiding its effects. What he believed had been passed on for generations and still speaks to a modern world.
Now "De Senectute" can be read with a real understanding of it, explained and presented to the current reader. Adapted by Richard Gerberding, a retired professor of history and director of Classical Studies at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Cicero's essay makes sense and is lively. Clever illustrations by Lance Rossi add to the enjoyment.
Part of the Journeys & Memoirs Series from Quid Pro Books.