Gaius Porcius Cato
Gaius Porcius Cato (2nd century BC) was the son of Marcus Porcius Cato Licinianus. Gaius was elected as a consul in 114 BC and assigned to the province of Macedonia and campaigned unsuccessfully against the Scordisci. He was accused of extortion in Macedonia, and was sentenced to pay a fine. He sought refuge at Tarraco in Spain, and became a citizen of that town. This Gaius Porcius Cato was the father of Gaius Porcius Cato (tribune).
This entry incorporates public domain text originally from:
- William Smith (ed.), A New Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography, Mythology and Geography, 1851.
- See discussion of the trial and legal status of Cato by Gordon P. Kelly, A History of Exile in the Roman Republic (Cambridge University Press, 2006), p. 171.
Marcus Aemilius Scaurus and Marcus Caecilius Metellus
|Consul of the Roman Republic
with Manius Acilius Balbus
Gnaeus Papirius Carbo and Gaius Caecilius Metellus Caprarius