Of the verdure of the meadows, the even rows of
trees and the beauty of the vineyards and olive
groves why should I speak at length? I will be
concise. Nothing can be more abounding in usefulness or more attractive in appearance than a well-tilled farm, and to its enjoyment old age not merely
offers no obstacle, but even entices and allures.
For where else can the old man find more genial
warmth of sun or fire, and, on the other hand,
where, in summer time, can he more healthfully
cool himself with shade and running streams?
Let others, then, have their weapons,