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Ca·to 1

 (kā′tō), Marcus Porcius Known as "the Elder" or "the Censor." 234-149 bc.
Roman politician and general who wrote the first history of Rome. As censor he attempted to restore simplicity to Roman life.

Ca·to 2

 (kā′tō), Marcus Porcius Known as "the Younger." 95-46 bc.
Roman politician and great-grandson of Cato the Elder. A conservative opponent of Julius Caesar's political ambitions, he supported Pompey against Caesar in the civil war and committed suicide after Caesar's decisive victory at Thapsus.


1. (Biography) Marcus Porcius (ˈmɑːkəsˈpɔːʃɪəs), known as Cato the Elder or the Censor. 234–149 bc, Roman statesman and writer, noted for his relentless opposition to Carthage
2. (Biography) his great-grandson, Marcus Porcius, known as Cato the Younger or Uticensis. 95–46 bc, Roman statesman, general, and Stoic philosopher; opponent of Catiline and Caesar


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1. Marcus Porcius, ( “the Elder” or “the Censor” ), 234–149 B.C., Roman statesman, soldier, and writer.
2. his great-grandson, Marcus Porcius ( “the Younger” ), 95–46 B.C., Roman statesman, soldier, and Stoic philosopher.


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It would seem that I made it according to the recipe which Marcus Porcius Cato gave about two centuries before Christ.
Three others are presented as woefully deficient: Yukio Mishima, Marcus Porcius Cato, and Benvenuto Cellini.
All three examples of a bad life reveal disordered and incoherent styles of life: the passions out of proportion to one's true interests in the case of Mishima (a Japanese author who killed himself spectacularly); the over-the-top moralism of the Greek politician Marcus Porcius Cato; and the overly 'exuberant' style of artist Benvenuto Cellini, whose attitude and manner were inconsistent with his desire for fame and fortune.