Cato: A Tragedy

Cato: A Tragedy

Cato: A Tragedy

The tragedy Cato was written by Joseph Addison in 1712 and recounts the last days of Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, a Stoic who was always resistant to Julius Caesar’s tyranny and an icon of republicanism, virtue, and liberty. The main themes of the play are individual liberty versus government tyranny and Cato's personal struggle to hold to his beliefs in the face of death.

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