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Cato: or, an Essay on Old-Age

By Marcus Tullius Ciceo

1773

J. Dodsley : London

8.5" by 5"

[6pp], 319pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

Cicero's enlightening essay on old age and death, written in 44 BC, here translated into English by William Melmoth.

'Cato' is an essay on the subject of ageing and death, written by Cicero in 44 BC. He wrote, at age sixty-three, to show that old age was tolerable and comfortable due to internal happiness. Cicero was a Roman statesman, lawyer, and philosopher. He is generally considered to be one of Rome's greatest speakers and stylists. He had a great influence on the Latin language, it being stated that the history of prose was a return to or reaction to his style of speaking and writing. Translated into English by William Melmoth. Two bookplates to the front pastedown, one belonging to W. Carey Freeman, and the other to Denis Gibbs.

CONDITION

In the original full mottled calf binding. Externally, front joint and hinge are strained and weak. Minor bumping to the extremities. Light fading to the spine, with a little rubbing to the spine also. Bookplates to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd scattered spot, heavier to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Good

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