21 May 2013

Name Origins: CATO


Cato The Younger:

Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis (95 BC, Rome – April 46 BC, Utica), commonly known as Cato the Younger (Cato Minor) to distinguish him from his great-grandfather (Cato the Elder), was a politician and statesman in the late Roman Republic, and a follower of the Stoic philosophy. A noted orator, he is remembered for his stubbornness and tenacity (especially in his lengthy conflict with Julius Caesar), as well as his immunity to bribes, his moral integrity, and his famous distaste for the ubiquitous corruption of the period.

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Cato the Elder

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ChildrenMarcus Licinianus
Cato Salonianus
ReligionAncient Roman religion
Military service
AllegianceRoman Military banner.svg Roman Republic
Battles/warsSecond Punic War
Roman-Syrian War
Marcus Porcius Cato[1] (234 BC, Tusculum – 149 BC) was a Roman statesman, commonly referred to asCensorius (the Censor), Sapiens (the Wise), Priscus (the Ancient), or MajorCato the Elder, or Cato the Censor, (to distinguish him from his great-grandson, Cato the Younger) known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization.[2]
He came of an ancient Plebeian family who all were noted for some military service but not for the discharge of the higher civil offices. He was bred, after the manner of his Latin forefathers, to agriculture, to which he devoted himself when not engaged in military service. But, having attracted the notice of Lucius Valerius Flaccus, he was brought to Rome, and successively held the offices of Cursus HonorumMilitary tribune (214 BC), Quaestor (204 BC), Aedile (199 BC), Praetor (198 BC), where he expelled the usurers from SardiniaConsul (195 BC) together with his old patron, and finally Censor (184 BC), where he tried to preserve the mos majorum (“ancestral custom”) and combat "degenerateHellenistic influences.[2]

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