Ancient Advice on Getting Old


When it comes to offering tips for those growing old, apart from sitting on the sofa thinking smugly about all your great achievements, Cicero recommends taking up agriculture.

For The Spectator, Richard Ingrams reviews Tom Payne’s The Ancient  Art of Growing Old and discusses how Cicero turns out to be “a humourless and self-satisfied bore.”

P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →