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004 - Stubborn Nags of Ancient Rome, Part I

Season 1, Ep. 4

Meet Cato the Elder, a stick in the mud of the ancient Roman Republic, who felt it was his duty to keep everyone in line. 


Hopefully, his descendants would be more fun. In a future episode, we'll meet his great-grandson--Cato the Younger, and find out that the apple doesn't really fall far from the tree. 


The Catos. 


Their family will be on the front lines of the slide from Republic to the Roman Empire.


Stay tuned for Stubborn Nags of Ancient Rome, Part II.


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Sources for this episode:


Duncan, Mike. “The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic” Public Affairs, 2017.


Livy, “The Early History of Rome.” Penguin Classics, 2002

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