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Marcus Porcius Cato (son of Cato the Younger)

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Cato, Marcus Porcius, The Younger – (95-46 BC) – Roman statesman

Have you ever known anyone who always thought they were right and. that everybody else was wrong if they did not agree? This great-grandson of Cato the Elder (p. 28) was just that kind of person. He was a philosopher of circumscribed intelligence, who entered politics as a supporter of the aristocratic party. He soon made a reputation for himself as the arbiter of what was the correct way to behave or react to this or that situation. He took violent dislikes to people, especially to Catiline, Crassus and Caesar IpP- 33> 34’ 35)■ For years he opposed Caesar, during his consulship of 59, and his tenure of command in Gaul. When the Senate wanted to give Caesar a thanksgiving for his conquest of the Germans, Cato said Caesar should be handed to the Germans for them to do what they would with him.

When Caesar and Pompey went to war, Cato joined Pompey, and at Utica, in 46, he committed suicide rather than surrender to Caesar, who had just defeated the Pompeian generals at Thapsus.

Marcus Porcius Cato (son of Cato the Younger)

Marcus Porcius Cato (son of Cato the Younger)

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