PORC1682 C. Porcius (5) M. f. M. n. Pap.? Cato

Life Dates

  • 157?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R69.

  • 109, exiled (Kelly 2006) Expand

    No record of restoration. Kelly no. 14, Alexander no. 55.


grandson of
M. Porcius (9) M. f. Pap. Cato 'Censorius' (cos. 195) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Vell. II 8.1

L. Aemilius (114) L. f. M. n. Paullus Macedonicus (cos. 182) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Verr. II iv 22

son of
Aemilia (152) (daughter of L. Aemilius (114) L. f. M. n. Paullus Macedonicus (cos. 182)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Brut. 108

? M. Porcius (14) M. f. M. n. Cato Licinianus (pr. 152) (Brennan 2000)
nephew of
P. Cornelius (335) P. f. P. n. Scipio Africanus Aemilianus (cos. 147) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Brut. 108

brother of
? M. Porcius (10) M. f. M. n. Pap.? Cato (cos. 118) (DPRR Team)
father of
? M. Porcius (11) Pap.? Cato (pr. before 91?) (Zmeskal 2009)


  • Monetalis 123 (RRC) Expand
    • ref. 274 (RRC)
  • Praetor before 116 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The latest date possible under the Lex Villia. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 745, footnote 213 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 114 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Balbus was probably a son of the Consul of 150. His praenomen is confirmed by Fast. Ant. Cato was a grandson of the Censor and a nephew of Scipio Aemilianus (Cic. Brut. 108; Verr. 2.4.22; Vell. 2.8.1). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Fast. Ant., Degrassi 162f. (M'. Acili. B[a]lbus, C. Po[r]ci. Cat[o]); Plin. NH 2.98, and 147; Obseq. 37; Chr. 354 (Bulbo et Cato); Fast. Hyd. (Balbo et Catone), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; on Acilius, I. Cret. 3.4.10, line 10f.; and on Cato, Liv. Per. 63; Eutrop. 4.24. See Degrassi 127, 474f. Cato was defeated in Macedonia by the Scordisci (Liv. Per. 63; Flor. 1.39.4; Dio 26, fr. 88; Ruf. Fest. Brev. 9.1; Amm. Marc. 27.4.4), and fined for extortion upon his return (Cic. Verr. 2.3.184, and 4.22; Balb. 28; Vell. 2.8.1). On Cato, see D.- G. 5.162, no. 19; and below, 109, Tribunes of the Plebs. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant)? 110 Numidia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • These three, along with Bestia (Cos. 111) and Albinus (Cos. 110) were convicted or forced into exile by the Mamilian commission (see 109, Tribunes of the Plebs), which was created to investigate the collusion, bribery, losses, and agreements connected with the Jugurthine war (Sall. Iug. 40.1; Cic. Brut. 128). Bestia in particular had brought leading nobles to Africa with him as Legates to shield his own misdeeds (Sall.). Cato therefore might have served under Bestia in 111 or Albinus in this year, and Galba also (see 119, Special Commissions). Of Opimius we know for a certainty only his part in dividing Numidia in 117 or 116 among the heirs of Micipsa (see 116, Legates). There is no record that A. Albinus (see above, Legates) was condemned by the commission. (Broughton MRR I)