234 - Marcus Porcius Cato was born in Tusculum, Latium, Italy.
214 - He served at Capua and the historian Wilhelm Drumann.
205 - He became successively quaestor.
204 - He entered upon the duties of his place of work.
199 - He became an aedile.
198 - He became a praetor.
195 - He became a consul with his old friend and patron Flaccus.
193 - He was in Rome which he was dedicating to Victoria Virgo,a small temple which he had vowed.
191 - He was appointed military tribune under the consul Manius Acilius Glabrio.
181 - He supported the lex Orchia.
157 - He was one of the deputies sent to Carthage to arbitrate between the Carthaginians and Massinissa.
149 - He held no public office but continued himself in the senate as the persistent opponent of the new ideas. He died.
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- "Those who steal from private individuals spend their lives in stocks and chains; those who steal from the public treasure go dressed in gold and purple."
- "Carthago delenda est. (Carthage must be destroyed.)"
- "After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one."