Cato, a Tragedy

Joseph Addison

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Cato, a Tragedy is a play by Joseph Addison, first performed in 1713. It is based on the last days of Cato the Younger, a conservative Roman senator, and a stoic who became an icon of republicanism due to his resistance to the tyranny of Julius Caesar. Known for his moral integrity, Cato committed suicide rather than live in a world led by the corrupt Caesar. The play deals with themes such as liberty for the individual and government tyranny, logic and emotion, as well as Cato's struggle, in the face of death, to hold true to his beliefs.

This book has 15,121 words, 75 pages in the PDF version, and was originally performed in 1713. This edition was first published in 1823.

Production notes: This ebook of Cato, a Tragedy was published by Global Grey on the 16th January 2021, and updated on the 14th April 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Death of Cato' by Gioacchino Assereto.

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