Marcus Porcius Cato The Elder
Marcus Porcius Cato The Elder Quotes
''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 to be have been repeated by Cato at the end of every speech he made in the senate, after his visit to Carthage in 175 B.C., when he became obsessed by the military threat posed by the city. It was eventually destroyed by Rome at the end of the Third Punic War in 146 B.C., though refounded a hundred years later, becoming an important center of Roman administration under Augustus.
[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.
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