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Teodoro Gaza e il De senectute di Cicerone, «GIF» 20, , pp. Giovanni Salanitro. Uploaded by. Giovanni Salanitro. Download with Google. This webpage reproduces an English translation of the. Cato Maior De Senectute by. Cicero published in the Loeb Classical Library, The de Senectute is a practical, no‑nonsense little book that systematically tackles the question of our attitudes towards aging; and near the end.

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Quod idem contingit adulescentibus adversante et repugnante natura. Nor, indeed, are we to give senecute attention solely to the body; much greater care is due to the mind and soul; for they, too, like lamps, grow dim with time, unless we keep them supplied with oil. But as regards all such complaints, the blame rests with character, not with age.

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Quinctio Cincinnato nuntiatum est eum dictatorem esse factum; cuius dictatoris iussu magister equitum C. Hic Tito fratre suo censore, qui proximus ante me fuerat, elapsus est; mihi vero et Flacco neutiquam probari potuit tam flagitiosa et tam perdita libido, quae cum probro privato coniungeret imperi dedecus.

Quam si ipse exsequi nequeas, possis tamen Scipioni praecipere et Laelio. Several answers are given, but the one chiefly in point is this: Seectute senex dicitur eam fabulam, quam in manibus habebat et proxime scripserat, Oedipum Coloneum, recitasse iudicibus quaesisseque, num illud carmen desipientis videretur.

By this means old age actually becomes more spirited and more courageous than youth. Age Verification The page you are attempting to access contains content that is not intended for underage readers. Quamquam me quidem non fructus modo, sed etiam ipsius terrae vis ac natura delectat. seenctute

Est istuc quidem, Laeli, aliquid, sed nequaquam in isto sunt omnia. Omnia memoria tenebat, non domestica solum, sed etiam externa bella.

Equidem efferor studio patres vestros, quos colui et dilexi videndi, neque vero senectuye solos convenire aveo quos ipse cognovi, sed illos etiam de quibus audivi et legi et ipse conscripsi; quo quidem me proficiscentem haud sane quid facile retraxerit, nec tamquam Peliam recoxerit.

Crassum, pontificem maximum, quem postea M. Ille enim, cum esset consul in Gallia, exoratus in convivio a scorto est, ut securi feriret aliquem eorum, qui in vinculis essent, damnati rei capitalis. Quid ego irrigationes, quid fossiones agri repastinationesque proferam, quibus fit multo terra fecundior?

For from now on the words of Denectute himself will completely unfold to you my own views on old age. See Frazer’s note to Apollod. Quin etiam memoriae proditum est, cum Athenis ludis quidam in theatrum grandis natu venisset, magno consessu locum nusquam ei datum a suis civibus; cum autem ad Lacedaemonios accessisset, qui legati cum essent, certo in loco consederant, ficerone omnes illi dicuntur et senem sessum recepisse. Age, ut ista divina studia omittamus, possum nominare ex agro Sabino rusticos Romanos, vicinos et familiares ciceronne, quibus absentibus numquam fere ulla in agro maiora opera fiunt, non serendis, non percipiendis, non condendis fructibus.

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Quid, quod sapientissimus quisque aequissimo animo moritur, stultissimus iniquissimo, nonne vobis sencetute is animus qui plus cernat et longius, videre se ad meliora proficisci, ille autem cuius obtusior sit acies, non videre?

Sed de ceteris et diximus multa et saepe dicemus; hunc librum ad te de senectute misimus. Licini Crassi et pontifici et civilis iuris studio loquar aut de huius P. How often the morning sun has surprised him working on some chart which he had begun at night!

A amizade, Nunes, J. In short, there is no criminal purpose and no evil deed which the lust for pleasure will not drive men to undertake. Cyrus the Younger, a Persian prince, eminent for his intelligence and the glory of his rule, was visited at Sardis by Lysander the Spartan, a man of the highest virtue, who brought presents from the allies.

Cicero on Old Age

snectute He maintained not mere authority, but absolute command over his household; his slaves feared him, his children revered him, all loved him, and the customs and discipline of his forefathers flourished beneath his roof. Hinc patriae proditiones, hinc rerum publicarum eversiones, hinc cum hostibus clandestina colloquia nasci; nullum denique scelus, nullum malum facinus esse, ad quod suscipiendum non libido voluptatis impelleret; stupra vero et adulteria et omne tale flagitium nullis excitari aliis inlecebris nisi voluptatis; cumque homini sive natura sive quis deus nihil mente praestabilius dedisset, huic divino muneri ac dono nihil tam esse inimicum quam voluptatem.

Quem virum nuper P. Though quite old he waged war like a young man, and by his patient endurance checked the boyish impetuosity of Hannibal. Quae sunt igitur epularum aut ludorum aut scortorum voluptates cum his voluptatibus comparandae?

Sophocles composed tragedies to extreme old age; and when, because of his absorption in literary work, he was thought to be neglecting his business affairs, his sons haled him into court in order to secure a verdict removing him from the control of his property on the ground of imbecility, under a law similar to ours, whereby it is customary to restrain heads of families from wasting their estates.

The acquaintance and the exercise of virtue in every age, along with the knowledge of a life well spent, are more effective remedies for a good old age Cato 9. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Ne postulantur quidem vires a senectute. Hence both by law and by custom men ciceronr my age are exempt from those public services which cannot be rendered without strength of body. Num igitur hunc, num Homerum, Hesiodum, Simonidem, Stesichorum, num, quos ante dixi, Isocraten, Gorgian, num philosophorum principes, Pythagoram, Democritum, num Platonem, num Xenocraten, num postea Zenonem, Cleanthem, sdnectute eum, quem vos etiam vidistis Romae, Diogenem Stoicum, coegit in suis studiis obmutescere senectus?

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Quattuor robustos filios, quinque filias, tantam domum, tantas clientelas Appius regebat et caecus et senex, intentum enim animum tamquam arcum habebat nec languescens succumbebat senectuti. Quibus enim nihil est in ipsis opis ad bene beateque vivendum, eis omnis aetas gravis est; qui autem omnia bona a se ipsi petunt, eis nihil malum potest videri quod naturae necessitas adferat.

Septimus mihi liber Originum ciceronf in manibus; omnia antiquitatis monumenta colligo; causarum inlustrium quascumque defendi nunc cum maxime conficio orationes; ius augurium, pontificium, civile tracto; multum etiam Graecis litteris utor, Pythagoreorumque more exercendae memoriae gratia, quid quoque die dixerim, senectutte, egerim, commemoro vesperi.

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Non viribus aut velocitate aut fe corporum res magnae geruntur, sed consilio, auctoritate, sententia; quibus non modo non orbari, sed etiam augeri senectus solet. Nay, even youth, much more than old age, is subject to the accident of death; the young fall sick more easily, their sufferings are more intense, and they are cured with greater difficulty. She asked of Zeus that he be given immortality, but forgot to ask eternal youth for him as well. Omitto enim vim ipsam omnium, quae generantur e terra; quae ex fici tantulo grano aut ex acini vinaceo aut ex ceterarum frugum aut stirpium minutissimis seminibus tantos truncos ramosque procreet.

Solon the Wise has a couplet in which he says that he does not want his death to be free from the grief and mourning of his friends.

For example, there is a story that when an old man entered the theatre at Athens senectte the dramatic performances, not one of his countrymen in that vast crowd offered him a place; but when he came to the special seats occupied by the Lacedaemonians and assigned to them because they were ambassadors, all of them arose, it is said, and invited him to sit down.

Quod si istis ipsis voluptatibus bona aetas fruitur libentius, primum parvulis fruitur rebus, ut diximus, deinde eis, quibus senectus, etiamsi non abunde potitur, non omnino caret. Moreover, exercise causes the body to become heavy with fatigue, but intellectual activity gives buoyancy to the mind.

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