Cato the Elder Quotes

Cato the Elder (234 – 149 BCE) was a Roman soldier, historian, author, and senator. Upon his father’s death he inherited a farm in Sabine territory, where he spent his childhood learning about farming, business, and rural economy. His success as a soldier earned him a place in Rome where he followed the cursus honorum (a sequential order of public offices). He began as military tribune in 214 BCE and entered into the highest position as censor in 184 BCE. In this position he worked to save Rome’s customs in opposition to Hellenization. Cato’s work De agri cultura is the oldest remaining prose written in Latin.

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