This is a fly on the wall approach to a lesser known character of the Late Republic. Marcus Porcius Cato was the arch-enemy of Gaius Julius Caesar whom he lashed with his tongue. Eloquent, intelligent and bold: this quixotic character stood firm as Caesar threw everything at him, preferring to die by his own hands rather than be under the ‘rule’ of a tyrant. The Late Republic is arguably the best documented period of Roman History and we will examine the ‘ thrills and spills’ of the period through the literature of the period as much as possible.
No previous knowledge is expected.
Starts: Wednesday 13th September
Time: 10.00 – 12.00pm
Location: Thornhill Centre