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  Cato the Elder
Marcus Porcius Cato (234 - 149 BC), Roman statesman, surnamed "The Censor," Sapiens, Priscus, or Major (the Elder), to distinguish him from Cato of Utica[?], was born at Tusculum.
Cato's enmity dated from the African campaign when he quarrelled with Scipio for his lavish distribution of the spoil amongst the troops, and his general luxury and extravagance.
Cato had, however, a more serious task to perform in opposing the spread of the new Hellenic culture which threatened to destroy the rugged simplicity of the conventional Roman type.
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 The Internet Classics Archive | Marcus Cato by Plutarch
Marcus cato, we are told, was born at Tusculum, though (till he betook himself to civil and military affairs) he lived and was bred up in the country of the Sabines, where his father's estate lay.
Cato was sent to the Carthaginians and Masinissa, King of Numidia, who were at war with one another, to know the cause of their difference.
Cato Salonius died when he was praetor, but his son Marcus was afterwards consul, and he was grandfather of Cato the philosopher, who for virtue and renown was one of the most eminent personages of his time.
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 Cato the Elder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cato the Elder (the additive 'the Elder' is used to distinguish him from his grandson who also rose to prominence in Roman history and is known as 'the Younger') was born at Tusculum in 234 BC.
Cato was hated for his pedantic bigotry, but respected as an able politician and good orator.
Cato himself then frequented a certain slave girl, who came to see him every evening in his room, but his son felt that this carrying-on was rather shocking in a house where there was a young bride, his wife.
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 All About Kato The Elder
Cato was also known as Cato the Censor for his monitoring of the behavior of public officials and his desire to extricate any Greek influence or capitalist ideas and to return to conservative Roman conduct and morality.
Cato was instrumental in leading to Rome’s attack on Carthage, that led to the beginning of the Third Punic War that began in 149 BC, the year of Cato’s death, and ended in 146 BC with Carthage being burnt to the ground and salt being plowed into its soil.
Cato was not ignorant of Greek as a grown man since he negotiated with Greeks in law and business, but it was not until he was much older, possibly towards the end of his life, that he began to study Greek literature and culture and acknowledge his admiration and respect for it.
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 Prayers and Rituals from Cato's 'De Agricultura'
Cato includes a number of rituals along with his other advice, making it clear that these were a normal part of the good day-to-day management of a farm, and allowing us to see the sorts of formulas which would be followed in this kind of private religious activity.
Although Cato himself claimed to hold literary composition in contempt, we must remember that his education meant that the rustic appearance of the language in the De Agricultura is to an extent a literary artifice in itself.
Although the prayers which Cato preserves are intended for use on a farm, they deal with universal concerns, such as the success of enterprises, the protection of the family and the proper harmony between men and gods, and can thus be readily adapted for a number of modern uses.
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 Cato the Elder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cato the Elder, their famous descendant, at the beginning of his career in Rome, was regarded as a novus homo, and the feeling of his unsatisfactory position, working along with the self-awareness of inherent superiority, contributed to exasperate and stimulate his ambitious soul.
Cato was born in 234 BC, in the year before the first consulship of Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, and died at the age of 85, in the consulship of Lucius Marcius Censorinus and Manius Manilius.
Lysander and Sulla - Numa and Lycurgus - Pelopidas and Marcellus - Philopoemen and Flamininus - Phocion and Cato the Younger - Pompey and Agesilaus
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 Marcus Porcius Cato, the Elder Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Marcus Porcius Cato (234-149 BC), known as Cato the Elder and Cato the Censor, was a Roman soldier, statesman, orator, and author.
Cato called "the Elder" to distinguish him from his equally famous greatgrandson, Cato the Younger, was born in Tusculum in the Sabine mountains.
Cato was undoubtedly one of the most colorful characters of the Roman Republic, and his name became synonymous with the strict old Roman morality for generations to come.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Cato the Elder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cato the Elder CATO THE ELDER [Cato the Elder] or Cato the Censor, Lat.
Cato the Younger CATO THE YOUNGER [Cato the Younger] or Cato of Utica, 95 BC-46 BC, Roman statesman, whose full name was Marcus Porcius Cato; great-grandson of Cato the Elder.
Their wealth and extravagance were detested by the family of Cato the Elder, who worked hard to ruin them.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Cato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Marcus Porcius Cato, son of Cato the Younger, fell at the Battle of Philippi, 42 BC
Cato (1720s), pseudonym for the authors and Commonwealthmen John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, who together wrote a series of early libertarian essays known as Cato's Letters that were published in the London Journal.
Cato (late 1780s), pseudonym for an American author of anti-Federalist articles, probably the politician George Clinton.
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Cato himself claims that the Athenians were greatly impressed by the speed and the concision of his address, for the interpreter took a long time and great many words to communicate what he expressed briefly, and in general he concludes that the Greeks speak from the lips, but the Romans from the heart.
However, Cato did not think it right, so he tells us, that his son should be scolded or have his ears pulled by a slave, if he were slow to learn, and still less that he should be indebted to his slave in such a vital matter as his education.
Cato did not take this action, as some people believe, out of personal animosity towards [the philosophers], but rather because he was opposed on principle to the study of philosophy, and because his patriotic fervor made him regard the whole of Greek culture and its methods of education with contempt.
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 Cato the Elder: 234-149 BC
These are the famous words of Marcus Porcius Cato, spoken at the end of his many speeches while he was Censor of the Roman state.
Marcus Porcius Cato the Elder lived from 234 BC to 149 BC.
Cato contributed much more through his ideas to the Roman people; however, Cato will always be known as the one who began the pillage of Carthage and the instigator of the Third Punic War.
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Even Scipio Africanus, who refused to reply to the charge, saying only, "Romans, this is the day on which I conquered Hannibal," and was absolved by acclamation, found it necessary to retire self-banished to his villa at Liternum.
The two collections of proverbs (Distichs of Cato, Monosticha Catonis) in hexameter verse, extant under the name of Cato, probably belong to the 4th century AD, mistakingly attributed to Cato the Elder.
Cato's De Agricultura: Latin text, English translation, information on the manuscripts, prefatory material.
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 Cato on the Evils of War and Standing Armies by Laurence M. Vance
Cato’s Letters is a collection of 144 essays by Trenchard and Gordon that appeared in the London Journal and the British Journal between 1720 and 1723.
Cato the Younger was the great-grandson of Cato the Elder.
Cato’s life was immortalized in the 1713 play, Cato: A Tragedy, by the English playwright and essayist Joseph Addison (1672–1719).
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 Cato the Elder - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
CATO THE ELDER [Cato the Elder] or Cato the Censor, Lat.
Cato the Elder and the destruction of Carthage.
Incumbent Cato defeats Sanchez: The 70-year-old says he feels 'fortunate' after show of support.
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 rogueclassicism: Cato and Israel
Cato the Elder was thus respected in his time, but it is doubtful if he was popular.
It was their bad luck that Cato the Elder was dispatched by Rome to broker a truce between them and the Numidians.
Cato the Elder was a great man. But on the whole, I think that Scipio's words are worth quoting more than Cato's, preferably before giving an order to annihilate a city - and ideally before even considering such an order.
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 Cato the Younger
Roman philosopher surnamed "the Younger" and also called Uticensis to distinguish him from his greatgrandfather Cato the Elder, "the Censor." On the death of his parents he was brought up in the house of his uncle M. Livius Drusus.
Cicero, who defended Murena, was glad to have Cato's aid when he urged the execution of the Catilinarian conspirators.
Cato's vote on this matter drew upon him the bitter resentment of Julius Caesar, who did his utmost to save them.
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 Cato the Elder - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cato the Elder, full name Marcus Porcius Cato (234-149 bc), Roman statesman and writer.
Cato the Elder (quotations): War: Carthage must be destroyed.
The prestige of Greek as a language of art and learning was so great that the first Roman historiography, even by Romans, was written in Greek.
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It is important to note that that he was composing his life of Cato the Elder, for example, about two and a half centuries after the main events in Cato's life.
Cato the Elder's life, from the 230s to 149 BC, spanned one of the most important phases in the development of the Roman Republic -- the period that ran from the second war with Carthage to the great post-war changes in Roman and Italian society and economy.
Since Cato was a rising 'new man' (novus homo) in the power elite of the Roman ruling order, he is a particularly good example of these changes as they were experienced by one person at the heart of Roman society.
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 Carthaginam Esse Delendam
Trenchard and Gordon were in turn inspired by the Roman statesman Cato the Younger and his opposition to the same evils which they saw in the administration of Robert Walpole: bribery and corruption.
Cato the Elder had developed a passionate hatred for Carthage (there was apparently much to detest), Rome’s enemy in two prior wars.
Cato the Elder was posthumously rewarded for his persistence by the Third Punic War, in which Rome destroyed Carthage and spread salt over the ruins.
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 The Conflict Between Cato and Scipio
This change, as well as the conflicts between Cato and Scipio, laid the foundations for the great struggle between Populares and Optimates in the last century and a half of the Republic.
Cato seems to have been especially concerned by the allure of excessive fondness for Greek ways which would undermine traditional Roman mores.
Cato's opposition to Greek influence, while deep-seated, was not universal.
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 Cato the Elder
Roman statesman, surnamed "the Elder" or "the Censor", to distinguish him from Cato of Utica, was born at Tusculum.
Even Africanus, who refused to reply to the charge, saying only, "Romans, this is the day on which I conquered Hannibal", and was absolved by acclamation, found it necessary to retire self-banished to his villa at Liternum.
The collection of proverbs in hexameter verse, extant under the name of Cato, probably belongs to the 4th century AD.
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 Cato the Elder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 175, he was dispatched to Carthage to settle a dispute between them and the Numidians, who had been raiding Carthaginian territory.
When Cato saw the wealth of the merchant city, he became convinced that Carthage posed a continuing threat to the Roman empire.
In 149, Cato got his wish and Rome declared war on Carthage, but he died before he could see the city destroyed.
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 Anecdote - Marcus Porcius ["The Censor"] Cato the Elder - Cato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Anecdote - Marcus Porcius ["The Censor"] Cato the Elder - Cato
Cato the Censor became convinced that Rome would never be secure while the great city of Carthage (on the North African coast) remained its rival.
Whenever called upon to speak before the Senate, Cato - irrespective of the subject at hand - would conclude his speech with the words: "Carthago delenda est" (Carthage must be destroyed).
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 Paw Prints Anecdotes: Autobiographical Information: CATO THE ELDER, CATO THE CENSO (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cato concluded every speech that he gave with the phrase, ‘Delenda est Carthago’ meaning ‘Carthage must be destroyed’.
Cato served as consul in 195 BC, with his influential friend L.
Scipio and his son Scipio Africanus and was able to diminish their political influence so that in 184 BC, he was elected to the censorship with his friend L. Valerius Flaccus.
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 APA/AIA 99 talk-Lat. Ethn. Abs.
I argue that Cato not only promoted the idea of virtuous Sabines, but that he actually created this image and their Spartan origin.
Cato's authority as the first Latin historian established this image of the austere Sabine, and anecdotes and stories from later writers show they agreed with Cato.
Cato's own personality gave authority to this stereotype&emdash;as did that of other Sabine Romans&emdash;and so his image of the Sabine became canonical.
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