His great-grandfather was the Cato of "Carthago delenda est," the driver of the third Carthaginian war.
Cato was approached by a wealthy admirer of his, who asked for the daughter as a wife.
Cato's third-hand influence ramifies into our own time: there's even a think tank in Washington named after him.
Try a manly washed-rind cheese like the Cato Corner Farm Hooligan with a floral, sweet wine like a Riesling or Gewurtztraminer.
When Cato still refused, the suitor then asked Cato for Cato's own wife.
Cum fueris felix, quae sunt adversa caveto, Cato 218/18; Tranquillis rebus semper diversa timeto, id.
But Mr. Cato was tapping up the dotted stairway with his bow.
The father allows his son to go where so many others go, where Cato himself went; he says that youth is but fleeting.
His "Cato in Utica" is a masterpiece in diction and in beauty of verse.
The lecture consisted of an imaginary dialogue between Cato and Lælius.