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Plato, Republic, Book 1, section 329c (search)
f a master.'Allusions to the passage are frequent. Theon, Progymn. ii. 66 (Spengel), turns to the anecdote in an edifying XREI/A. Ammianus Marcellinus xxv. 4. 2 tells us that the chastity of the emperor Julian drew its inspiration hence. Schopenhauer often dwelt on the thought, cf. Cicero Cato M. 14, Plutarch, De cupid. divit. 5, An seni p. 788, Athen. xii. p. 510, Philostr.Vit. Apoll. 1. 13. I thought it a good answer then and now I think so still more. For in very truth there comes to old age a great tranquillity in such matters and a blessed release. When the fierce tensionsCf. Phaedo 86 C, Phi
Cornelius Tacitus, A Dialogue on Oratory (ed. Alfred John Church, William Jackson Brodribb), chapter 18 (search)
Cicero had in no respect imitated them. I really mean now to deal with the subject more boldly and confidently, but I must first observe that the types and varieties of eloquence change with the age. Thus Caius Gracchus compared with the elder Cato is full and copious; Crassus compared with Gracchus is polished and ornate; Cicero compared with either is lucid, graceful, and lofty; Corvinus again is softer and sweeter and more finished in his phrases than Cicero. I do not ask DISTINCTION it at once follow that difference implies inferiority. It is the fault of envious human nature that the old is always the object of praise, the present of contempt. Can we doubt that there were found critics who admired Appius Caecus more than Cato? We know that even Cicero was not without his disparagers, who thought him inflated, turgid, not concise enough, but unduly diffuse and luxuriant, in short anything but Attic. You have read of course the letters of Calvus and Brutus to Cicero,
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Augustus (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 83 (search)
He composed many tracts in prose on various subjects, some of which he read occasionally in the circle of his friends, as to an auditory. Among these was his "Rescript to Brutus respecting Cato." Most of the pages he read himself, although he was advanced in years, but becoming fatigued, he gave the rest to Tiberius to finish. He likewise read over to his friends his "Exhortations to Philosophy," and the "History of his own Life," which he continued in thirteen books, as far as the Cantabrian war, but no farther. He likewise made some attempts at poetry. There is extant one book written by him in hexameter verse, of which both the subject and title is "Sicily." There is also a book of Epigrams, no larger than the last, which he composed almost entirely while he was in the bath. These are all his poetical compositions: for though he begun a tragedy with great zest, becoming dissatisfied with the style, he obliterated the whole; and his friends saying to him, "What is your Ajax doing?"
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 6, line 750 (search)
shades 'Reigns fiercest discord; and this impious war 'Destroys the peace that ruled the fields of death. 'Elysian meads and deeps of Tartarus 'In paths diverse the Roman chieftains leave 'And thus disclose the fates. The blissful ghosts Bear visages of sorrow. Sire and son 'The Decii, who gave themselves to death 'In expiation of their country's doom, 'And great Camillus, wept; and Sulla's shade 'Complained of fortune. Scipio bewailed 'The scion of his race about to fall ' In sands of Libya: Cato, greatest foe ' To Carthage, grieves for that indignant soul ' Which shall disdain to serve. Brutus alone ' In all the happy ranks I smiling saw, ' First consul when the kings were thrust from Rome. ' The chains were fallen from boastful Catiline. ' Him too I saw rejoicing, and the pair ' Of Marii, and Cethegus' naked arm.See Book II., 611. ' The Drusi, heroes of the people, joyed, ' In laws immoderate; and the famous pair The Gracchi, the younger of whom aimed at being a perpetual tribune, a
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 9, line 117 (search)
shade; And veiled Osiris shall I hurl abroad 'And sacred Apis;See Book VIII., line 545. and with these their gods 'I'll light a furnace that shall burn the head 'They held in insult. Thus their land shall pay 'Atonement to the shade of Magnus dead. No husbandman shall live to till the fields Nor reap the benefit of brimming Nile. 'Thou only, Father, gods and men alike 'Fallen and perished, shalt possess the land.' Such were the words he spake; and soon the fleet Had dared the angry deep: but Cato's voice While praising, calmed the youthful chieftain's rage. Meanwhile, when Magnus' fate was known, the air Sounded with lamentations which the shore Re-echoed; never through the ages past, By history recorded, was it known That thus a people mourned their ruler's death. Yet more, when worn with tears, her pallid cheek Veiled by her loosened tresses, from the ship Cornelia came, they wept and beat the breast. Soon as she stood upon the friendly land, Ill-fated Magnus' spoils, his arms of pr
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 9, line 215 (search)
hief Cilician called them to desert the camp. They seize upon their ships and float the wave; But Cato hailed them from the nearest shore; ' Untamed Cilician, is thy course now set ' For Ocean theft a That civil war Which while Pompeius lived was loyalty Is impious now. Let country lead thee on, 'Cato, and public right; but let us seek ' The standards of the Consul.' Thus he spake And with him leadone, For all the shore was stirring with a crowd Athirst for slavery. But burst these words From Cato's blameless breast: ' Then with like vows ' As Caesar's rival host ye too did seek ' A lord and murchase thus with blood 'Your claim on Caesar. 'Tis a dastard crime; ' Flight without slaughter!' Cato thus recalled The parting vessels. So when bees in swarm Desert their empty comb, forget the hiven the sandy shore Toiling they learned fatigue: then stormed thy walls, Cyrene; prizeless, for to Cato's mind 'Twas prize enough to conquer. Juba next He bids approach, though Nature on the path Had p
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 9, line 511 (search)
ern peoples stood Seeking from horned Jove to know their fates: Yet to the Roman chief they yielded place, Whose comrades prayed him to entreat the gods Famed through the Libyan world, and judge the voice Renowned from distant ages. First of these Was Labienus:See Book V., 402. 'Chance,' he said, 'to us 'The voice and counsel of this mighty god 'Has offered as we march; from such a guide 'To know the issues of the war, and learn 'To track the Syrtes. For to whom on earth 'If not to blameless Cato, shall the gods Entrust their secret truths? Thou at the least 'Their faithful follower through life hast been. 'Lo! thou hast liberty to speak with Jove. Ask impious Caesar's fates, and learn the laws 'That wait our country in the future days: 'Whether the people shall be free to use 'Their rights and customs, or the civil war 'For us is wasted. To thy sacred breast, 'Lover of virtue, take the voice divine; 'Demand what virtue is and guide thy steps 'By heaven's high counsellor.' But Cato,
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 6: the schism.—1840. (search)
y. The following letter reveals the struggle going on for the possession of the State anti-slavery organization, in the region inhabited by the chief promoters of the political enterprise: Henry C. Wright to George W. Benson. Cato, Cayuga Co., N. Y., Feb. 20, 1840. Ms. I am in an anti-slavery convention. All is bustle and noise around. Discussion about Ministers, Church, and politicians. Many excited. To discuss the character of political candidates seems the great object ofAnte, pp. 307, 314. was called. Defeated there, they have made an onset on Western New York, Witness the West Bloomfield convention ending Feb. 6, 1840, the Waterloo convention, on Feb. 24, and some dozen minor county conventions, like this at Cato, in the interval (Lib. 10: 29). and are determined to convert this State Society into a political party, or have a New Organization here. They are determined to make a desperate push at the Anniversary in May. If they cannot convert the Parent