Cato typically refers to either Cato the Elder or Cato the Younger, both of the Porcii Catones family of Rome.

It may also refer to:


Ancient RomansEdit

  • Porcii Catones, a plebeian family at Ancient Rome
  • Cato the Elder (Cato Maior) or "the Censor" (Marcus Porcius Cato 234–149 BC), Roman statesman
    • Marcus Porcius Cato Licinianus, son of Cato the Elder by his first wife Licinia, jurist
      • Marcus Porcius Cato, son of Cato Licinianus, consul 118 BC, died in Africa in the same year -->
      • Gaius Porcius Cato, son of Cato Licinianus, consul 114 BC
    • Marcus Porcius Cato Salonianus, son of Cato the Elder by his second wife Salonia, (born 154 BC, when his father had completed his eightieth year)
      • Marcus Porcius Cato, son of Cato Salonianus and father of Cato the Younger
        • Cato the Younger (Cato Minor) "Cato of Utica" (Marcus Porcius Catō Uticēnsis 95–46 BC), politician and statesman in the late Roman Republic, remembered for his lengthy conflict with Gaius Julius Caesar, and moral integrity
      • Lucius Porcius Cato, son of Cato Salonianus, consul 89 BC, killed during the Social War (91–87 BC)
  • Dionysius Cato, 3rd or 4th century AD author of Distichs of Cato, previously assumed to have been the work of Cato the Elder, or even possibly Cato the Younger




  • Cato the anti-Federalist, pseudonym for an American author of the Anti-Federalist Papers in the late 1780s, probably the politician George Clinton
  • Cato, the pseudonym for the authors of the 1940s polemic Guilty Men




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United StatesEdit


  • Distichs of Cato, or simply Cato, a Latin collection of proverbial wisdom and morality by Dionysius Cato from the 3rd or 4th century AD
  • Cato's Letters, a 1720s series of classical liberal essays by British writers John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon
  • Cato, a Tragedy, an 18th century drama by Joseph Addison




  • CATO, an acronym used in rocketry, for Catastrophe At Take Off
  • CATO, an acronym for Catapult Assisted take-off
  • Corazón Artificial Total Ortotópico (Spanish for Orthotopic Total Artificial Heart) invented by Juan Giambruno

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