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The Life and Legacy of Cato

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni tell the history of Marcus Porcius Cato, the last man standing when Rome’s Republic fell to tyranny. Their biography, Rome’s Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar, resonates deeply with our own turbulent times. Cato grappled with terrorists, a debt crisis, endemic political corruption, and a huge gulf between the elites and those they governed.

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Robert Goodman and Jimmy Soni
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Comments [1]

jgarbuz from Queens

My favorite TV serioes of all times was HBO's "Rome." I wonder if your guest has seen it and if so, how close to, or far from historical accuracy does it ring for him? Cato comes off as a real old, hardbitten character. Thank you.

Nov. 27 2012 01:36 PM

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