The Resource The ancient art of growing old, Tom Payne

The ancient art of growing old, Tom Payne

Label
The ancient art of growing old
Title
The ancient art of growing old
Statement of responsibility
Tom Payne
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following on from his wonderful translation of Ovid's The Art of Love, this is the next stage in bringing ancient wisdom bang up to date. Tom introduces, translates and comments on writers such as Cicero, Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes, in themed sections which tackle medicine, mental decline, growing old gracefully, late love affairs, death and legacy. This is a far-reaching collection full of wisdom, humour and poignancy, and is much more than a straight translation - Tom uses translated segments to extrapolate on his own thoughts and ideas, which give the classic texts a modern, accessible, fun tone. Though he possesses a satisfying lightness of touch, there are serious ideas at play here. In his examination of old age, Payne necessarily examines death, and also, what meaning we can take from life. This short enjoyable read is also a considered exploration of 'big' ideas from the wisest of philosophical thinkers
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SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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Payne, Tom
Dewey number
305.26
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Vintage classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old age
  • Aging
  • Old age
  • Aging
  • Old age
  • Aging
Target audience
adult
Label
The ancient art of growing old, Tom Payne
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780099573173
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780099573173
  • 19220157
Label
The ancient art of growing old, Tom Payne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780099573173
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780099573173
  • 19220157

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