Cato definition

  • others:
    • Cato 1, Marcus Porcius Known as "the Elder” or "the Censor.” 234-149 B.C. Roman politician and general which published the first history of Rome. As censor he attempted to restore user friendliness to Roman life.
    • Cato 2, Marcus Porcius Referred To As "younger.” 95-46 B.C. Roman politician and great-grandson of Cato the Elder. A conservative adversary of Julius Caesar's political aspirations, he supported Pompey against Caesar into the municipal war and committed suicide after Caesar's definitive victory at Thapsus.
  • proper-noun:
    • A male given title, rare in English.
    • A surname. A French matronymic derived from Catherine.
    • A Roman gens, notable for making several statesmen, specifically Cato younger and Cato the Elder.

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