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Cato the Elder, born Marcus Porcius Cato and also known as Cato the Censor, Cato the Wise, and Cato the Ancient, was a Roman senator and historian known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization. He was the first to write history in Latin.
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  • Personal 

  • Biography 

  • Cognomen Cato 

  • Deducing Cato's date of birth 

  • On the Punic Wars 

  • Follower of the old Roman strictness 

  • Path to magistracies 

  • Quaestor 

  • Aedile and praetor 

  • Repeal of the Oppian Law 

  • Post in Hispania Citerior 

  • Roman triumph 

  • End of consulship 

  • Battle of Thermopylae 

  • Doubtful visit to Athens 

  • Influence in Rome 

  • Public works 

  • Later years 

  • Writings 

  • Legacy 

  • Bibliography