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Julius CaesarThe People's Dictator$
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Luciano Canfora

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748619368

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.001.0001

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‘Anticato’

‘Anticato’

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(p.256) Chapter 28 ‘Anticato’
Source:
Julius Caesar
Author(s):
Luciano Canfora, Julian Stringer
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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0028

With Cato dead at Utica, laudationes of the republican martyr and model Stoic followed one upon another. It was Cicero, with his innate imprudence, who inaugurated the series of posthumous commemorations whose political significance as ‘opposition’ is plain. At the request of Marcus Junius Brutus, Caesar's favourite, but Cato's nephew and admirer, Cicero began writing a Laus Catonis as early as April 46 bc, as soon as the news reached Rome of Cato's suicide in Africa.

Keywords:   Julius Caesar, Cato, laudationes, Cicero, Marcus Junius Brutus, Laus Catonis

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