MARCUS PORCIUS CATO
- Born (Tusculum) 234 (Plutarch Life of Cato ch. 1.) (Gochberg, p. 404)
- Military Tribune 214
- Quaestor (Sicily) 204
Brought Ennius (historian) to Rome
- Plebeian Aedile 199
- Governor of Sardinia 198
- Consul and first Roman governor of Spain 195-4
- Military Tribune (Greece) 191
- Prosecuted Thermus and Glabrio 190
- Ran for Censor (of 189) 190
- Envoy 191, 189
- CENSOR 184 (Gochberg, p. 408-410)
- Commissioner on the Investigation of Spanish Governors 171
- Spoke against the Athenian Embassy of Philosophers 155 (Gochberg, p. 413-415)
- Envoy to Carthage 153
- Instigated the Third Punic War (Carthage) 150 (Gochberg, p. 415-416)
`ceterum censeo Carthaginem delendam esse.'
- DIED 149
For details and citations, see T.R.S. Broughton, The Magistrates of the Roman Republic I.
H.H. Scullard, Roman Politics, 220-150 B.C. 2nd ed. (Oxford 1973).
Erich S. Gruen, The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome (Berkeley/LA: UCal 1984).
Hermann Pater, Historicorum Romanorum Fragmenta I, 2nd ed. (B. G. Teubner 1914) for the pitiful remains.
-Ernst Badian, "The Early Historians," in Latin Historians ed. T.A. Dorey (NY: Basic Books 1966) 1-38; especially pp. 7-11.
Full text in: Cato and Varro: De Re Rustica ed. & tr. H.B. Ash and W. D. Hooper (Loeb Classical Library)
- AUTHOR of more than 150 speeches
Henrica Malcovati, Oratorum Romanorum Fragmenta 2nd ed..
Anton Daniel Leeman, Orationis Ratio I (1963).