6. M. Pomponius
, tribune of the plebs, B. C. 167, opposed, with his colleague M. Antonius, the proposition of the praetor M'. Juventius Thalna, that war should be declared against the Rhodians. (Liv. 45.21
.) Pomponius was praetor in B. C. 161, and in this year obtained a decree of the senate, by which philosophers and rhetoricians were forbidden to live in Rome. (Suet. de clar. Rhet.
1; Gel. 15.11