“Who is better qualified to be the standard-bearer of the desperate,” the insurgent Catiline asked his massed followers, “than a man who is bold and desperate himself?”
Well, Catiline. You make a good point there.
His army waited out past the walls of Rome, ready to pounce. His supporters waited inside the city, ready to set fires to stuff and purge their enemies.
Ambitious young Gaius Julius Caesar waited to see which way the wind was blowing, looking for an advantage.
One of the only men standing against them was Cato the Younger.
Good luck, Cato.