There was little difference, apparently, in the esteem in which he held his wife and his slaves; his pride alone induced him to take a warmer interest in his sons, Marcus Porcius Cato Licinianus and Marcus Porcius Cato Salonianus.
Plutarch recounts a few other stories as well. Crassus gave strong support to the plea, but Cato then promptly succeeded in vetoing it, regardless of the likelihood of a backlash from other equites with business interests the Roman government could affect.
For his achievements in Hispania, the senate decreed a thanksgiving ceremony of three days.
In the decisive Battle of Thermopylae BCwhich led to the downfall of Antiochus, Cato behaved with his usual valor, and enjoyed good fortune. As tribune-designate for 62, he incurred the resentment of Caesar by voting to execute the Catilinarian conspirators.
In BC he supported the lex Orchia according to others, he first opposed its introduction, and subsequently its repealwhich prescribed a limit to the number of guests at an entertainment, and in BC the lex Voconia, one of the provisions of which was intended to limit the accumulation of what Cato considered an undue proportion of wealth in the hands of women.
His movements were reported as bold and rapid, and he never was negligent in pushing the advantages of victory. Cato was four when his uncle was assassinated in 91, an event which helped to spark the Social War.
When Sulla asked them whom they would have, they all cried "Cato," and Sextus himself gave way and yielded the honour to a confessed superior. For oratorical skill was, as an accomplishment, commonly studied and sought after by all young men; but he was very rare who would cultivate the old habits of bodily labor, or prefer a light supper, and a breakfast which never saw the fire; or be in love with poor clothes and a homely lodging, or could set his ambition rather on doing without luxuries than on possessing them.
Caesar responded by having Cato dragged out by lictors while Cato was making a speech against him at the rostra. Plutarch  affirms that, after his Consulship, Cato accompanied Tiberius Sempronius Longus as legatus to Thracebut this seems incorrect because, although Scipio Africanus believed that one Consul should have MacedoniaSempronius was soon in Cisalpine Gaul and in BC Cato was in Rome dedicating a small temple to Victoria Virgo.
He immediately set off to see him but was unable to arrive before his brother died.
Porcian Laws In BC, when he was only 39 years old, Cato was elected junior consul to his old friend and patron Flaccus. Women went in procession through the streets and the forum, dressed up with their now legitimate finery.
There is some disagreement between Nepos or the pseudo-Neposand Plutarch,  in their accounts of this topic. They even begged the Praetors, Consuls and other magistrates.
Long was his beard and mixed with white hair, similar to the hairs of his head, which fell to his breast in two strands. Public works[ edit ] Among other things he repaired the aqueductscleansed the sewersand prevented private persons drawing off public water for their own use.
Caesar offered it up to Cato to read.Cato the Elder (/ ˈ k eɪ t oʊ /; Latin: Cato Major; – BC), born Marcus Porcius Cato and also known as Cato the Censor (Cato Censorius), Cato the Wise (Cato Sapiens), and Cato the Ancient (Cato Priscus), was a Roman senator and historian known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization.
Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis, commonly known as Cato the Younger to distinguish him from his great-grandfather, was a statesman in the late Roman Republic, and a follower of the Stoic philosophy.
A noted orator, he is remembered for his stubbornness and tenacity, as well as his immunity to bribes, his moral integrity, and his famous distaste for the ubiquitous corruption of the period.
Cato was born Marcus Porcius Priscus but, due to his abilities as a skillful orator, he became known as Marcus Porcius Cato.
The Romans called an experienced or skillful man Catus. The Latin word catus means sharp intellect. CATO THE YOUNGER. B.C. Roman political leader. Marcus Porcius Cato, also called Cato the Younger, was a steadfast supporter of the Roman Republic* during its final years.
He unsuccessfully tried to block Julius Caesar’s rise to power. Marcus Porcius Cato, byname Cato The Younger, (born 95 bc —died 46, Utica, Africa [now in Tunisia]), great-grandson of Cato the Censor and a leader of the Optimates (conservative senatorial aristocracy) who tried to preserve the Roman Republic against power seekers, in particular Julius Caesar.
His ancestors seeming almost entirely unknown, he himself praises his father Marcus, as a worthy man and a brave soldier, and Cato, his great grandfather too, as one who had often obtained military prizes, and who, having lost five horses under him, received, on the account of his valor, the worth of them out of the public exchequer.Download