Sententiae Recentiores: Cato Seems Cool in Comparison!

“The authority of the great Cato has more weight with me, since he – though an old man – applied himself to learning Greek literature, than does the notion of Gaius Marius, who thought that it was a shameful thing to learn a literature whose teachers lived in servitude.”

Plus enim apud me valet magni Catonis auctoritas, qui vel senex Graecis litteris operam dedit, quam Gaii Marii, qui eas litteras turpe putabat discere, quarum magistri servirent.

-Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini, de Liberorum Educatione, chp. 61

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