tribune of the plebs in the third year after the consulship of Cato, B. C. 181, was the author of a sumtuaria lex,
limiting the number of guests to be present at entertainments. When attempts were afterwards made to repeal this law, Cato offered the strongest opposition, and delivered a speech in defence of the law, which is referred to by the grammarians. (Macrob. Saturn.
2.13 ; Festus, s. vv. Obsonitavere, Percunctatem;
Schol. Bob. in Cic. pro Sest.
p. 310, ed. Orelli; Meyer, Orat. Rom. Franlqenta,
p. 91, &c., 2nd ed.