The ancient art of growing old is not a threnody for lost youth or a world gone by there are plenty of those but a meditative celebration and self help book it would make a wonderful gift . The ancient art of growing old by tom payne youth was the age of bravery and courage or rather fighting if a man survived that and was of sufficiently noble birth he was ready for politics. The ancient art of growing old has 6 ratings and 0 reviews bette davis said old age aint no place for sissies if thats true we could all use a lit. The ancient art of growing old by tom payne who teaches classics at sherborne helps me to understand to some extent how and why i have let george cawkwell down it is a scholarly but . P starts by discussing what old actually meant in ancient times of those who reached adolescence only 66 made it to 10 perhaps 6 8 made 60 3 made 80 solon divided life up into 7 stretches of ten years pythagoras into four of 20
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