Cato definition by Webster's New World
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- Cato, (Marcus Porcius) 234-149 ; Rom. statesman: called the Elder or the Censor
- Cato, (Marcus Porcius) 95-46 ; Rom. statesman & Stoic philosopher: great-grandson of Cato (the Elder): called the Younger
Cato definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Marcus Porcius Known as “the Elder” or “the Censor.” 234-149 B.C.
Roman politician and general who wrote the first history of Rome. As censor he attempted to restore simplicity to Roman life.
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, Marcus Porcius Known as “the Younger.” 95-46 B.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.