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    CHARACTERS ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Marcus Tullius Cicero PDF FREE [Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154] I'd like to read it again when I begin to age and fall apart I liked the reference to the main character's I forget the spelling mastery of Greek after the age of 60 made me feel like I shouldn't be so worried about running out of time to study the things I want to learn It also contains a good deal of sound advice regarding choosing friends and interacting with them although it can seem somewhat Machiavellian at times

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    PDF FREE [Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154] When I pick up a book of ancient treatises like this I often subconsciously brace myself for tendentious dialogues with a lot of bad arguments So I was pleasantly surprised to find Cicero eminently reasonable It turns out he doesn't like that stuff any than I do So it was pleasant reading and left me free to just enjoy his thoughts on these s

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    PDF FREE [Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154] Reading Cicero for his knowledge of oratory and politics is akin to killing an animal for its hide and discarding

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    PDF FREE [Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154] It is salutary to contrast the two great disuisitions on the perennial theme of friendship that have come down to us from antiuity at the hands respectively of Aristotle the uintessential Greek philosopher and o

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    CHARACTERS ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Marcus Tullius Cicero PDF FREE [Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154] For a class I'm teaching next uarter and also because Saul Lev and I are working on a joint collection of essays on aging I've been reading Cicero's On Old Age De Senectute and its companion work On Friendship De Amicitia Both of these works written in 44 BCE were real favorites for many centuries but they are less often read today

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    PDF FREE [Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154] Given how little we have how do I rate the ancient sources other than must read?

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    FREE READ Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154 PDF FREE [Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154] Marcus Tullius Cicero ´ 8 READ Another of Cicero's handsomely articulated programmes for living the good life but let us add life ordered around our natural human limitation

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FREE READ Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154

READ Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154 ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF CHARACTERS ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Marcus Tullius Cicero FREE READ Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154 He turmoil of the time Of about 106 speeches delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political before jurors if judicial 58 survive a few of them incompletely In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing than 900 letters of which than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him These afford. For a class I m teaching next uarter and also because Saul Lev and I are working on a joint collection of essays on aging I ve been reading Cicero s On Old Age De Senectute and its companion work On Friendship De Amicitia Both of these works written in 44 BCE were real favorites for many centuries but they are less often read today You can find a decent translation in the Loeb Classical Library Both works are dedicated to Cicero s best friend Atticus and Cicero says that their aim is to distract Atticus from the dangerous and difficult political situation Julius Caesar had just been assassinated and Cicero who sympathized with the conspirators soon found his life in danger He was assassinated himself less than a year later Atticus a wealthy and rather apolitical banker survived the upheavals and died of colon cancer many years later in his early eighties On Old Age is pretty much the only serious philosophical work on this topic and it is a gem Cicero tells Atticus that the two of them are not really old yet they are 65 and 62 at the time but they should look ahead and think about it In this stylish dialogue Cicero brings in a protagonist who is a well known politician Cato age 84 at the time the dialogue is set and Cato proceeds to puncture all the stereotypes about old age which are pretty much the same ones we deal with old people are useless and can t do their work their bodies are decrepit they can t have sexual pleasure etc He documents the productivity of older people noting that the Roman Senate is named after the oldsters or senes who serve there About the body he says that some feats may not be possible any longer but a lot of things are possible so long as one exercises regularly And if one can no longer indulge in some taxing activity one can always teach it to others As for sex in that pre Viagra era Cato concedes the point but he says it s not a bad thing and aging politicians are much less likely to give rise to scandal and broken families Rome was a divorce culture that seems uite familiar today One especially interesting thing as he lists the ages of outstanding people is to see that in that salubrious climate with that good diet and a regular need to walk and of course no tobacco people regularly lived into their eighties and aboveOn Friendship is a beloved work but to me it is too high mindedly abstract lacking the texture of a real life friendship with its jokes its differences its intimate knowledge of each one s history and character So when you read that one also read some of Cicero s real letters to Atticus hundreds of which survive and which have been splendidly translated in the Loeb Library by David Shackleton Bailey Martha Nussbaum

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READ Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154 ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF CHARACTERS ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Marcus Tullius Cicero FREE READ Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154 A revelation of the man all the striking because most were not written for publication Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost There is also poetry some original some as translations from the GreekThe Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty nine volume. Given how little we have how do I rate the ancient sources other than must read

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READ Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154 ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF CHARACTERS ó eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Marcus Tullius Cicero FREE READ Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154 Cicero Marcus Tullius 106 43 BCE Roman lawyer orator politician and philosopher of whom we know than of any other Roman lived through the stirring era which saw the rise dictatorship and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in t. It is hard to imagine that as our civilization has progressed these two thousand years that we feel less and less inclined to seriously analyse what could only be termed ubiuitous Old Age friendship virtue duty they are everywhere represented but are either given over to an authority such as religion government etc to define for us or only given cursory attention in our early educationTwo thousand years ago and it was uite a different story Analysis of those things most prevelant in life nature love vice death mental states etc were to be studied not just for the answers that study would generate but for the act of studying itself As is commonly referred to in science the subject is changed by observation and to a sgnificant extent so is the observer That was the point to study the truth of things and be changed by themCicero s essay on Old Age written as a lecture from the censor see More Cato to two friends Scipio and Laelius on the advantages and disadvantages of old age Cicero was 63 years old when he wrote it and said that the pleasure he experienced in writing it made him forget his own infirmities The treatise itself is addressed to Titus Pomponius Atticus a Roman knightCato discusses in turn the primary myths associated with old age1 It calls us away from the tranasaction of affairs2 It renders the body feeble3 Deprives us of almost all pleasure4 That it is not far from deathFirst he explains to the two young men it need not call us from the transanction of affairs It calls us from the front lines of war to where our perspective should be even useful And in the matters of war and civil affairs are not the cooler heads of those who ve survived such many years valuableStates Cato but if you shall be inclined to read or hear of foreign matters you will find the greatest commonwealths have been overthrown by young men and supported and restored by old men He further demonstates his point by listing those most decorated and celebrated statesmen who made their strongest contributions to the glory of Rome in their later yearsSecond he states that the body and mind need not be rendered feeble He takes rather the Stoic view of virtue leading to good health overall and to longevity in particular In matters of the mind espeically practice and discipline of the appetites holds the key And to the uestion of physical strength Cato states Derive nobility from yourself and not from physical prowess Physical strength is fleeting in any context strength of spirit can than compensate for the body s weaknessThird again taking the Stoic stance Cato reminds us that it is not necessarily that we are deprived pleasures that a youthful body provides but of the need for it Old age gives us the temperament to be content with what we have and the ability to regulate our appetitesFinally Cato asks what have we to fear of death If all things of natural law are necessarily good and virtuous than how can death be something to fear It is as natural as every part of life And since we ve no idea how long we shall have what is gained by worrying If we die and there is nothing that follows then what will we care of death after it is done with us And if virtue is rewarded with a next life then we not only have nothing to fear but much to be gained And every reason to want to live a virtuous life one of two Roman magistrates appointed to take the census and later to supervise public moralsOn FriendshipA sure friend is discerned in unsure matters EnniusAlthough it seemed at first glance that this essay would be a simple and even superficial treatment of the subject it turned out to be the complex It assumes knowledge of the Stoic position on the nature of human beings and looks explicitly at what is and what may not be friendshipThe first and primary assumption is that friendship can only exist among the good For those who are wicked will seek the advantage from every association and that cannot be truly termed friendship Friendship must still come second to virtueThe second assumption is actually Cicero s definition of friendship Friendship is nothing else than a complete union of feeling on all subjects divine and human accompanied by kindly feeling and attachmentThird the importance of friendship to society and civility itself nay should you remove from nature the cement of kind feelings neither a house nor a city will be able to stand even the cultivation of land will not continueThis uestion of virtue in friendship has weighed on me much in the past and I continue to observe it my current friendships Afterall how easy is it too lapse into our selfish wants our own appetites when we advise or console a friend How often do we uestion whether a course of action benefits the friendship itself or merely satisfies what we personally crave I have been guilty of satisfying my own desires before the needs of a friendship and have lost the friend conseuently It s a difficult balance to be struck but one worth observingHe continues with advice concerning old friends and new friends and the benefit of creating multiple associations so that none be left out He also weighs the benefit of allowing an old friendship that has turned bitter to simply die away than to force a violent endThis was in many ways the practical essays for me but considering my age that isn t surprising As with most things that happen into my life I cannot help but note the timing Onto Cicero s Paradoxes I will only give this a brief explanation as I found these to be merely mental and oratory exercises rather than the deeper meaningful treatises he s famous for These paradoxes are derived from the arguments of the Stoics and can be somewhat confusing when it is remembered that Cicero himself was not a Stoic though he appears to support the arguments herePerhaps the best explanation lies in this uoteThere is hhowever nothing so incredible that it may not be made plausible by elouence nothing so rough and uncultivated that it may not in oratory become brilliant and polishedThere are the flollowing Paradoxes or proofs which he takes in turn1 That virtue is the only good2 A man who is virtuous is destitute of no reuisite of a happy life3 That all misdeeds are in themselves eual and good deeds are the same4 That every fool is a madman This proof is directed pointedly at Publius Clodius5 That the wise man alone is free and that every fool is a slave6 That the wise man alone is richThough he clearly believes the value of defending these basic Stoic beliefs the elaborate prose he uses to do so suggests the emphasis on style rather than substance

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  • Cicero On Old Age On Friendship On Divination Loeb Classical Library No 154
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • English
  • 03 June 2019
  • 9780674991705