) was the nomen
of the gens Porcii
, who apparently originated in Tusculum
The gens was divided into three families during the republic, bearing the cognomens Laeca, Licinus and Cato. The most well-known line is the Cato cognomen, who were descended from Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Elder).
During the imperial period of Rome three more families, bearing the cognomens Festus, Latro and Septimus (seventh), occurred.
Noted Porcii during the Republic
- Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Elder) - statesman, including consul (195 BC), proposed Lex Porcia (II).
- Marcus Porcius Cato Licinianus - son of Cato the Elder by first wife, Licinia; soldier and jurist.
- Marcus Porcius Cato - son of M. Porcius Cato Licinianus, consul 118 BC, died in Africa in the same year.
- Gaius Porcius Cato - son of Marcus Porcius Cato Licinianus, father of Cato the Younger, and consul in 114 BC.
- Marcus Porcius Cato Salonianus - son of Cato the Elder by second wife, Salonia; praetor.
- Marcus Porcius Catō Uticensis (Cato the Younger) - politician and statesman, great grand-son of Cato the Elder.
- Marcus Porcius Cato (II) - son of Cato the Younger; supporter of Brutus and Cassius, and one of Julius Caesar's assassins.
- Lucius Porcius Cato, son of M. Porcius Cato Salonianus, consul 89 BC, killed during the Social War (91–88 BC).
- Publius Porcius Laeca (I) - tribune and proposer of Lex Porcia (I) in 199 BC, tresviri epulones in 196 BC.
- Marcus Porcius Laeca - moneyer (tresviri monetalis) in 125 BC.
- Publius Porcius Laeca (II) - tresviri monetalis in 110-109 BC, apparently tribunus plebis in 90s BC.
- Lucius Porcius Licinus - consul in 184 BC, introduced Lex Porcia (III).
List of ancient Romans refers to a writer, Porcius Licinus, without more details or a proper link.
Noted Porcii during the Empire