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

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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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About the author

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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Publisher
Princeton University Press
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Published on
Mar 29, 2016
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Pages
216
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ISBN
9781400880393
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / General
Philosophy / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
Philosophy / Political
Philosophy / Social
Self-Help / Aging
Self-Help / General
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General
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Marcus Tullius Cicero
All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct—and often floundering or failing as a result—we’d win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. How to Win an Argument gathers the rhetorical wisdom of Cicero, ancient Rome’s greatest orator, from across his works and combines it with passages from his legal and political speeches to show his powerful techniques in action. The result is an enlightening and entertaining practical introduction to the secrets of persuasive speaking and writing—including strategies that are just as effective in today’s offices, schools, courts, and political debates as they were in the Roman forum.

How to Win an Argument addresses proof based on rational argumentation, character, and emotion; the parts of a speech; the plain, middle, and grand styles; how to persuade no matter what audience or circumstances you face; and more. Cicero’s words are presented in lively translations, with illuminating introductions; the book also features a brief biography of Cicero, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an appendix of the original Latin texts.

Astonishingly relevant, this unique anthology of Cicero’s rhetorical and oratorical wisdom will be enjoyed by anyone who ever needs to win arguments and influence people—in other words, all of us.

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Cicero's Rome's greatest orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero was a renowned philosopher and political theorist whose influence upon the history of European literature has been immense.  For the first time in digital publishing history, readers can now enjoy Cicero’s complete works in English and Latin on their eReaders, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Cicero's life and works
* Features the complete works of Cicero, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introductions to the orations, treatises and other works
* The complete speeches, with rare fragments, arranged in precise chronological order
* Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Cicero’s works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the orations or treatises you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes rare fragments of Cicero's epic poem, first time in digital print
* Many rare treatises appearing here for the first time in digital print
* Features four biographies – immerse yourself in Cicero's ancient world!
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

Orations
PRO QUINCTIO
PRO ROSCIO AMERINO
PRO Q. ROSCIO COMOEDO
PRO TULLIO
DIVINATIO IN CAECILIUM
IN VERREM
PRO FONTEIO
PRO CAECINA
PRO LEGE MANILIA
PRO CLUENTIO
IN TOGA CANDIDA
PRO RABIRIO PERDUELLIONIS REO
PRO MURENA
IN CATILINAM I-IV
DE LEGE AGRARIA CONTRA RULLUM
PRO SULLA
PRO ARCHIA POETA)
PRO FLACCO
POST REDITUM IN SENATU
POST REDITUM IN QUIRITES
DE HARUSPICUM RESPONSIS
DE DOMO SUA
PRO SESTIO
PRO CAELIO
PRO BALBO
IN VATINIUM TESTEM
DE PROVINCIIS CONSULARIBUS
IN PISONEM
PRO RABIRIO POSTUMO
PRO PLANCIO
PRO MILONE
PRO REGE DEIOTARO
PRO MARCELLO
PRO LIGARIO
PHILIPPICAE
FRAGMENTS OF SPEECHES

Rhetorical and Political Treatises
DE INVENTIONE (About the Composition of Arguments)
DE ORATORE AD QUINTUM FRATREM LIBRI TRES (On the Orator)
DE PARTITIONIBUS ORATORIAE (About the Subdivisions of Oratory)
DE OPTIMO GENERE ORATORUM (About the Best Kind of Orators)
DE RE PUBLICA (On the Republic)
BRUTUS (Short History of Orators)
ORATOR AD M. BRUTUM (About the Orator)
TOPICA (Topics of Argumentation)
DE LEGIBUS (On the Laws)

Philosophical Treatises
PARADOXA STOICORUM (Stoic Paradoxes)
ACADEMICA (The Academics)
DE FINIBUS BONORUM ET MALORUM (About the Ends of Goods and Evils)
TUSCULANAE QUAESTIONES (Tusculum Disputations)
DE NATURA DEORUM (On the Nature of the Gods)
DE DIVINATIONE (On Divination)
DE FATO (On Fate)
CATO MAIOR DE SENECTUTE (On Old Age)
LAELIUS DE AMICITIA (On Friendship)
DE OFFICIIS (On Duties)

Letters
EPISTULAE AD ATTICUM (Letters to Atticus)
EPISTULAE AD QUINTUM FRATREM (Letters to his brother Quintus)
EPISTULAE AD BRUTUM (Letters to Brutus)
EPISTULAE AD FAMILIARES (Letters to his friends)

Poetry
DE CONSULATU SUO (On Cicero’s Consulship)

Spurious Works
RHETORICA AD HERENNIUM (To the Tribune Publius Sulpicius Rufus)
COMMENTARIOLUM PETITIONIS (Essay on Running for Consul)

The Latin Texts
LIST OF LATIN TEXTS

The Biographies
CICERO by Plutarch
LIFE OF CICERO by Anthony Trollope
CICERO by W. Lucas Collins
ROMAN LIFE IN THE DAYS OF CICERO by Alfred John Church


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