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The oddness of the Cato's suicide has been noted by several scholars who compare Plutarch's description of the man as the quintessential Stoic in contrast to Plutarch's bloody and tortuous death.
If the Stoic life of a philosopher is to be in harmony with his logos, then Cato's suicide is not a philosopher's death. Although Cato has prepared himself and is reading a quiet text by Plato, he loses his cool in his final hours, succumbing to emotional outbursts and violence.
Plutarch described Cato as an inflexible, imperturbable and altogether steadfast, but prone to childish pastimes. He was harsh and hostile to those who tried to flatter or frighten him, and he seldom laughed or smiled. He was slow to anger but then implacable, inexorable.
He was a paradox, who strove to become self-sufficient but desperately sought to affirm his identity by cultivating the love and respect of his half-brother, and the citizens of Rome. And he was a stoic whose death was not as calm and collected as a Stoic would hope.