G.B. Cobbold

G.B. Cobbold G. B. Cobbold has taught classics in secondary schools in the UK and USA-currently at Tabor Academy, Marion, Massachusetts. Cobbold holds a BA and MA from Cambridge University. He is the author of Rome: Empire without End (Wayside, 1995) and Hellas (Wayside, 1999). He is the translator for Vergil's Aeneid: Hero War Humanity (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2005), The Red Flare: Cicero's On Old Age (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012), and The Right Thing to Do: Cicero's De Officiis (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2014).

G.B. Cobbold's Books

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  • The Red Flare: Cicero's On Old Age

    Translator: G.B. Cobbold
    Product Code: 7826
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-782-7

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    On Old Age is a gentle text. It has the capacity to soothe us when we read it as much as it must have soothed Cicero to write it. It pleases because of its great good sense and lack of sentimentality; because it deals so straightforwardly with a complicated topic that none of us can avoid; and in the end because it gives an answer which will satisfy most of its readers to the famous question "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" (I Corinthians xv.55).

    For anyone interested in Roman history or ancient philosophy, or reading the classics in translation.