Have you thought about the Roman Republic today?
In this conversation, Caleb speaks with Josiah Osgood, a professor of classics and author of Uncommon Wrath: How Caesar and Cato’s Deadly Rivalry Destroyed the Roman Republic. They discuss Cato the Younger, Julius Caesar, and the lessons we can take from both men.
(02:21) Cato's Rome
(07:30) The Young Caesar and Cato
(14:21) Populist vs Aristocrat
(16:05) When Did He Become Stoic?
(18:30) Cato vs Caesar
(25:11) Caesar's Life Philosophy
(29:49) Did Cato Do the Right Thing?
(37:03) What Can We Learn From Caesar
(41:49) Was the Republic Worth Saving?
(44:56) Should Stoics Always Resist a Tyrant?
(50:59) Fabius Maximus – a Roman Model
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Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.