Piantare alberi. Storie e modelli di crescita nel "Cato maior de senectute" di Cicerone

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Is the idea of “growing” and “development” useful to explain a work about senectus? The aim of this paper is to verify if Cicero’s Cato maior may offer a literary portrayal of “growth” in a double way: the biological one, with the human being intended as a mere individual, and the cultural one, relevant to human generations. The use of words and expressions from the rural context seems to enable Cicero to place the elderly in a justified relationship with the others ages of life, as he was rethinking the conflict of generations, because this opposition always talks about the ways every society conceives and describes itself.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)467-494
Numero di pagine28
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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