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.
The Coup Against Trump and Why Russia 'Must Be Destroyed'
Delenda est Cathargo ("Carthage must be destroyed") are words that come down to us from ancient history. It is said they were spoken by the famed Roman statesman and orator Cato the Elder at the end of his speeches. They remain relevant today in the case of Trump, Russia and a Washington establishment that is intent on destroying both.
Porcia and Cato, portrait of a Roman couple, c. first century BCE Roman portrait captures the calm gravity and dignity of the patrician couple. served one purpose: they were portraits to be honored with reverence and respect.
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.
Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis-- (95-46 BC) 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 & tenacity (especially in his lengthy conflict with Julius Caesar), as well as his immunity to bribes, his moral integrity, and his famous distaste for the ubiquitous
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/
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.