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[1] 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.
  1. 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.

Political offices
Preceded by
Marcus Aemilius Scaurus and Marcus Caecilius Metellus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Manius Acilius Balbus
114 BC
Succeeded by
Gnaeus Papirius Carbo and Gaius Caecilius Metellus Caprarius
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