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1 Much of this passage, including the comparison of old men to travellers, is copied by Cicero, De sen. 3 ff.
3 Hesiod, Works and Days 290, says that the path of virtue is rough at first and then grows easy.
4 This, whatever its precise meaning, was a familiar phrase like our “One foot in the grave.” Cf. Leaf on Iliad xxii. 60, xxiv 487; Hyperides (i. xx. 13) employs it without apology in prose.
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