Lives of the Grammarians and Rhetoricians
Cato grammaticus, Latina Siren, Qui solus legit ac facit poetas.
Cato, the Latin Siren, grammar taught and verse, To form the poet skilled, and poetry rehearse.
Besides his Treatise on Grammar, he composed some poems, (515) of which, his Lydia and Diana are most admired. Ticida mentions his "Lydia."
Lydia, doctorum maxima cura liber. "Lydia," a work to men of learning dear.
Cinna  thus notices the "Diana."
Secula permaneat nostri Diana Catonis. Immortal be our Cato's song of Dian.
He lived to extreme old age, but in the lowest state of penury, and almost in actu