Marcus Porcius Cato The Elder
Marcus Porcius Cato (234 BC, Tusculum – 149 BC) 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.
He came of an ancient Plebeian family who all were noted ... more »
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''Carthage must be destroyed.Marcus Porcius Cato The Elder (234-149 B.C.), Roman statesman. Quoted in Parallel Lives, "Marcus Cato," ch. 27, Plutarch. The words are supposed t...
[Delenda est Carthago.]''
''I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.''Marcus Porcius Cato The Elder (234-149 B.C.), Roman statesman. quoted in Parallel Lives, "Marcus Cato," ch. 19, sct. 4, Plutarch.