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a.1.Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the stern old Roman, Cato the Censor; severe; inflexible.
References in classic literature ?
All worthy Sancho's observations," said the duchess, "are Catonian sentences, or at any rate out of the very heart of Michael Verino himself, who florentibus occidit annis.
6) Catonian works such as the Praecepta ad filium, or the Carmen de moribus, are all didactic and moralising, but lack the flavour of satire (even by ancient standards--indeed, they explicitly avoid revelling in res ridiculae pudendaque).
1) Here, A and B add: "For if it is of Catonian times, how can there be mention made in the same work of Virgil, Ovid, and Lucan, who lived on this side of the times of the Catos [i.