Saturday, November 29, 2008
Speaking of ancient learning ...
It was not senex, but senior that was anything over 40. Of course, not even "anything over" since it was not the last age of a man.
Fr Ambrose is right to believe his patron Saint, St Ambrose, but might want to get the philological matters right in reading him.
I too was wrong and apologised for it, Centurio correcting me on Emperors' dates and so.
PS: I think the limit between senior and senex was not 60 after all but 65. That giving a fair space of time before the last of ages before death.