1. A. Hostilius
Cato, was praetor in B. C. 207 (Liv. 27.35
), and obtained Sardinia for his province. (28.10.) In 201, after the evacuation of Italy by the Carthaginians, the senate named Hostilius one of ten commissioners for re-apportioning the demesne lands of Rome in Samnium and Apulia (31.4). In 190 he was legatus of L. Scipio Asiaticus, and was involved with him in the charge of taking bribes from Antiochus the Great. Hostilius in B. C. 187 was convicted of receiving for his own share from the king of Syria 40 pounds of gold and 403 of silver.
He gave sureties for his appearance; but since Scipio, a greater defaulter, eluded punishment, Hostilius probably escaped also. (38.55, 58.)