Cato, (Elder) 234-149. (Latin) Roman senator and historian.

Cato, (Elder) 234-149. (Latin) Roman senator and historian.

Marcus Porcius Cato  (Cato the Elder.) ~ "Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity."  (234 BC – 149 BC), Roman statesman, often called "The Censor".

Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Elder.) ~ "Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity." (234 BC – 149 BC), Roman statesman, often called "The Censor".

Cato the Elder 234 BC – 149 BC.  Served as tribune, aedile, prator, consul, censor.  Known for trying to preserve the mos majorum (“ancestral custom”) and combat "degenerate" Hellenistic influences.

Cato the Elder 234 BC – 149 BC. Served as tribune, aedile, prator, consul, censor. Known for trying to preserve the mos majorum (“ancestral custom”) and combat "degenerate" Hellenistic influences.

Carthage. Cata the Elder 150BC   Carthage. Cata the Elder 150BC Carthage must be destroyed. (Cato the Elder said this in 150BC. (Ancient Carthage would now be a suburb of Tunis in Tunisia.)  http://www.finelifeart.com/carthage-cata-the-elder-150bc/

Carthage. Cata the Elder 150BC Carthage. Cata the Elder 150BC Carthage must be destroyed. (Cato the Elder said this in 150BC. (Ancient Carthage would now be a suburb of Tunis in Tunisia.) http://www.finelifeart.com/carthage-cata-the-elder-150bc/

Tuscolo1 - Cato the Elder - Wikipedia

Tuscolo1 - Cato the Elder - Wikipedia

Initial letter M depicting Marcus Porcius Cato the Censor, Cato the Elder, miniature from In libris epitomatum illustriorum virorum Plutarchi, by Pietro Candido Decembrio (1392-1477), parchment manuscript, cod CCXXXIX, folio 88, recto. Italy, 15th century.

Initial letter M depicting Marcus Porcius Cato the Censor, Cato the Elder, miniature from In libris epitomatum illustriorum virorum Plutarchi, by Pietro Candido Decembrio (1392-1477), parchment manuscript, cod CCXXXIX, folio 88, recto. Italy, 15th century.

LAUGHING AUGURS "Cicero wondered how two augurs could meet without bursting into laughter at the absurdity of their profession" - lithograph by Planetta in Jose Coroleu, 'Las Supersticiones de la Humanidad' 1891) volume 2 page 156; cf. the De Divinatione, where an anecdote from Cato the Elder is given.

LAUGHING AUGURS "Cicero wondered how two augurs could meet without bursting into laughter at the absurdity of their profession" - lithograph by Planetta in Jose Coroleu, 'Las Supersticiones de la Humanidad' 1891) volume 2 page 156; cf. the De Divinatione, where an anecdote from Cato the Elder is given.

Marcus Porcius Cato was a Roman statesman, commonly referred to as Censorius (the Censor), Sapiens (the Wise), Priscus (the Ancient), or Major, Cato the Elder, or Cato the Censor, (to distinguish him from his great-grandson, Cato the Younger) known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization.

Marcus Porcius Cato was a Roman statesman, commonly referred to as Censorius (the Censor), Sapiens (the Wise), Priscus (the Ancient), or Major, Cato the Elder, or Cato the Censor, (to distinguish him from his great-grandson, Cato the Younger) known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization.

Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, commonly known as Cato the Younger (Cato Minor) to distinguish him from his great-grandfather (Cato the Elder), was a politician and statesman in the late Roman Republic, and a follower of the Stoic philosophy. A noted orator, he is remembered for his stubbornness and tenacity, as well as his immunity to bribes, his moral integrity, and his famous distaste for the ubiquitous corruption of the period.

Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, commonly known as Cato the Younger (Cato Minor) to distinguish him from his great-grandfather (Cato the Elder), was a politician and statesman in the late Roman Republic, and a follower of the Stoic philosophy. A noted orator, he is remembered for his stubbornness and tenacity, as well as his immunity to bribes, his moral integrity, and his famous distaste for the ubiquitous corruption of the period.

Workers, De informatione principum (BNF Fr. 126, fol. 7); Cato the Elder, Laelius and Scipio, Cato Major de Senectute (BNF Fr. 126, fol. 123), c. 1450

Workers, De informatione principum (BNF Fr. 126, fol. 7); Cato the Elder, Laelius and Scipio, Cato Major de Senectute (BNF Fr. 126, fol. 123), c. 1450

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