- Cato,Marcus Porcius
I. Ca·to1 (kāʹtō), Marcus Porcius. Known as “the Elder” or “the Censor.” 234-149B.C.
Roman politician and general who wrote the first history of Rome. As censor he attempted to restore simplicity to Roman life.II. Ca·to2 (kāʹtō), Marcus Porcius. Known as “the Younger.” 95-46B.C.Roman politician and great-grandson of Cato the Elder. A conservative opponent of Julius Caesar's political ambitions, he supported Pompey against Caesar in the civil war and committed suicide after Caesar's decisive victory at Thapsus.
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