Saturday, April 9, 2011

About: Cato (so-called)

No, they are not by the famous Cato the Elder of the Roman Republic, but the sayings of Cato were enormously famous and influential in the Middle Ages. They were probably composed sometime in the third or fourth century A.D., and you can learn more about them in this Wikipedia article. You can find the text online at The Latin Library; there's also a bilingual Latin-English version online. The Latin text in the widget follows that of Duff's Minor Latin Poets, online at the Internet Archive.

Here is the Cato's Distich of the Day; you can see a vocabulary list and notes by visiting the latest Cato's distich; meanwhile, you can also get a copy of the widget for your own website or blog if you want! Ready for more? Check out the Random Cato's distinch too! :-)