Cato Marcus Porcius
Ca·to 1(kā′tō), Marcus Porcius Known as "the Elder" or "the Censor." 234-149 bc.
Roman politician and general who wrote the first history of Rome. As censor he attempted to restore simplicity to Roman life.
Ca·to 2(kā′tō), Marcus Porcius Known as "the Younger." 95-46 bc.
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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