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Long was his beard and mixed with white hair, similar to the hairs of his head, which fell to his breast in two strands. The rays of the four holy lights so adorned his face with brightness that I saw him as if the sun had been before him.He is one of the two pagans presented by Dante as saved souls encountered in Purgatorio, the other being Statius (Cantos XX-XXII). Cato appears in the Purgatorio not as a "saved" soul, but as one who will receive special compensation on the Day of Judgment. He is not "in" Purgatory, but on the shores of "The High Mount," or part of ante- purgatory. Statius, on the other hand, was baptised in a secretive ceremony and remained a "closet-Christian," for which lukewarmness he remained in ante-Purgatory for a prescribed time before he could enter Purgatory proper: As he made God wait, so God made him wait. === Enlightenment === Cato was lionized during the republican revolutions of the Enlightenment. Joseph Addison's
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  • Fall '17
  • Delois Cook
  • Purgatory, Cato, Cato the Younger, scholars date

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