from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Cato 1, Marcus Porcius Known as "the Elder” or "the Censor.” 234-149 B.C. Roman politician and general who wrote the first history of Rome. As censor he attempted to restore simplicity to Roman life.
- Cato 2, Marcus Porcius Known as "the Younger.” 95-46 B.C. 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.
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- proper n. A male given name, rare in English.
- proper n. A surname. A French matronymic derived from Catherine.
- proper n. A Roman gens, notable for producing several statesmen, especially Cato the Younger and Cato the Elder.
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But as in the _Cato Major_, the work on Old Age inscribed to you, I introduced the old man Cato as leading the discussion, because there seemed to be no other person better fitted to talk about old age than one who had been an aged man so long, and in his age had been so exceptionally vigorous, so, as we had heard from our fathers of the peculiarly memorable intimacy of Caius Laelius and Publius Scipio, it appeared appropriate to put into the mouth of Laelius what Scaevola remembered as having been said by him when friendship was the subject in on the authority of men of an earlier generation, and illustrious in their time, seems somehow to be of specially commanding influence on the reader's mind.
The loss of Cato is a blow to a safety position already thin behind starters Sash and Greenwood.
With my recent piece in Cato Unbound, several people have questioned whether my elitism is consistent with libertarianism.
Just stumbled upon your blog after reading Caplan's essay in Cato Unbound about his new book.
So in a a very twisted way, Cato is right. tao9 says:
Let me get this straight; Cato is arguing for gold because of price stability?
Mr. White at Cato is missing something in his argument: prior to the Bretton Woods days, we “enjoyed” regularly scheduled recessions, panics, and depressions.
My friend Prof. Glen Whitman writes about this — as well as about slippery slopes — in Cato Unbound.
The loss of Cato is a blow to a safety position already thin behind starters Sash and Greenwood. —
And Cyrus, actually on the constitutional issues Cato is far better than most.