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Cato

[key-toh] /ˈkeɪ toʊ/
noun
1.
Marcus Porcius
[pawr-shee-uh s,, -shuh s] /ˈpɔr ʃi əs,, -ʃəs/ (Show IPA),
("the Elder"or"the Censor") 234–149 b.c, Roman statesman, soldier, and writer.
2.
his great-grandson, Marcus Porcius ("the Younger") 95–46 b.c, Roman statesman, soldier, and Stoic philosopher.
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Cato

/ˈkeɪtəʊ/
noun
1.
Marcus Porcius (ˈmɑːkəsˈpɔːʃɪəs), known as Cato the Elder or the Censor. 234–149 bc, Roman statesman and writer, noted for his relentless opposition to Carthage
2.
his great-grandson, Marcus Porcius, known as Cato the Younger or Uticensis. 95–46 bc, Roman statesman, general, and Stoic philosopher; opponent of Catiline and Caesar
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Cato [(kay-toh)]

A politician of ancient Rome, known for his insistence that Carthage was Rome's permanent enemy. He had a custom of ending all his speeches in the Roman senate with the words “Carthage must be destroyed.”

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