Saturday, June 26, 2021

Podcast Episode 4 - Stubborn Nags of Ancient Rome, Part I

He didn't like Greeks. He didn't like Carthage. He didn't like hero generals lying around spending the Treasury's money. He didn't like women who displayed too much luxury and ostentation. 

What a guy. 

Meet Cato the Elder, a stick in the mud of the ancient Roman Republic, who felt it was his duty to keep everyone in line. 

Hopefully, his descendants would be more fun. In a future episode, we'll meet his great-grandson--Cato the Younger, and find out that the apple doesn't really fall far from the tree. 

The Catos. 

Stay tuned for Stubborn Nags of Ancient Rome, Part II.

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Duncan, Mike. “The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic” Public Affairs, 2017.

Livy, “The Early History of Rome.” Penguin Classics, 2002

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