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Favonius

Marcus. An imitator of Cato Uticensis, whose character and conduct he copied so closely as to receive the nickname of “Cato's ape.” He seems to have had some ability as an orator, but no specimens of his speeches have descended to us. He was put to death by Octavianus after the battle of Philippi in B.C. 42. See Val. Max. vi. 2.7; Cat. Min. 32, 46; id. Plut. Pomp. 60, 67; id. Brut. 12, 34; id. Caes. 41.

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