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Being eager to take Cato alive, Caesar hastened towards Utica, for Cato was guarding that city, and took no part in the battle. But he learned that Cato had made away with himself1 and he was clearly annoyed, though for what reason is uncertain. At any rate, he said: ‘Cato, I begrudge thee thy death; for thou didst begrudge me the preservation of thy life.’ Now, the treatise which Caesar afterwards wrote against Cato when he was dead, does not seem to prove that he was in a gentle or reconcilable mood. For how could he have spared Cato alive, when he poured out against him after death so great a cup of wrath?

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