Person:Cato the Elder (1)

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Cato the Elder
b.0234 BC
d.0149 BC
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Name Cato the Elder
Gender Male
Death[1] 0149 BC
Reference Number? Q180081?
Birth[1] 0234 BC Tusculum


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Cato the Elder (; ; 234–149 BC), born and also known as,, and, was a Roman senator and historian known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization. He was the first to write history in Latin.

He came from an ancient Plebeian family who were noted for their military service. Like his forefathers, Cato was devoted to agriculture when not serving in the army. Having attracted the attention of Lucius Valerius Flaccus, he was brought to Rome and began to follow the cursus honorum: he was successively military tribune (214 BC), quaestor (204 BC), aedile (199 BC), praetor (198 BC), junior consul (195 BC) together with Flaccus, and censor (184 BC). As praetor, he expelled usurers from Sardinia. As censor, he tried to preserve Rome's ancestral customs and combat "degenerate" Hellenistic influences.[1] His epithet "Elder" distinguishes him from his equally famous great-grandson Cato the Younger, who opposed Julius Caesar.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Cato the Elder, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.