Dante’s PURGATORY: CATO THE YOUNGER #2

CATO

Source: Wiki Commons (Public Domain)

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CATO THE YOUNGER #2

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Pagan, suicide

Opponent of J. Caesar

But still virtuous

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NOTE: It should be a surprise to see Cato the Younger serving God on the Mountain of Purgatory. After all, he is a pagan, a suicide, and an opponent of Julius Caesar. We saw these types of people in the Inferno. Remember: two opponents of Julius Caesar made up two of the three worst human sinners of all time. But Cato the Younger is a virtuous pagan who committed suicide out of a love for freedom, not of self-pity, as did Pier della Vigne.

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