Porcius, i, m.; Porcia, ae, f.,
- I. the name of a Roman gens. The most celebrated are,
- A. M. Porcius Cato Censorinus, or Major, the severe censor, whose life was written by Nepos, and for whom Cicero named his Essay on Old Age, Nep. Cato, 1 sqq.; Cic. Rep. 1, 1.
- B. M. Porcius Cato, the younger, called Uticensis, because of his famous death at Utica, Sall. Cat. 52, 1; Cic. Att. 12, 12, 1.
- C. In fem., Porcia, a sister of the younger Cato, wife of Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cic. Att. 13, 37; 3, 48.
- II. Porcĭus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Porcius, Porcian: lex, of the people’s tribune P. Porcius Laeca, Liv. 9, 10; Cic. Rab. Perd. 4, 12; id. Verr. 2, 5, 63, § 163; Sall. C. 51, 40: basilica, named after the elder Cato, Liv. 39, 44.