Rome's Last Citizen

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For George Washington and his revolutionary contemporaries, the Roman statesman Marcus Porcius Cato (95-46 BCE) was the embodiment of liberty, principle and stoic courage, who chose suicide to avoid becoming a political pawn for Caesar. In this first modern biography the authors place Cato in the context of his turbulent times - an age of terrorism, debt crisis and political corruption - and consider why he ultimately failed in his attempt to save the Republic.

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Rome's Last Citizen

Rome's Last Citizen

The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

Paperback382pp

9781250042620     Product Code: 222474

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For George Washington and his revolutionary contemporaries, the Roman statesman Marcus Porcius Cato (95-46 BCE) was the embodiment of liberty, principle and stoic courage, who chose suicide to avoid becoming a political pawn for Caesar. In this first modern biography the authors place Cato in the context of his turbulent times - an age of terrorism, debt crisis and political corruption - and consider why he ultimately failed in his attempt to save the Republic.

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