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  Gaius Gracchus
When Gaius Gracchus in 121 BC stood for yet another term as Tribune, the senate conspired to put forward their own candidate, M. Livius Drusus with an entirely false programme which was by its very nature simply designed to be yet more populist than anything Gracchus proposed.
This populist assault on Gracchus' standing as a champion of the people, together with the loss of popularity resulting from the failed proposal to extend Roman citizenship and wild rumours and superstitions of curses circulating after a visit to Carthage by Gaius, led to his losing the vote for his third term in office.
The brief emergence and demise of Tiberius Gracchus and of his brother Gaius Gracchus onto the scene of Roman politics should send shock waves through the entire structure of the Roman state; waves of such magnitude that their effects would be felt for generations.
www.roman-empire.net /republic/gai-gracchus.html   (1017 words)

  Tiberius Gracchus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tiberius was born in 163 BC, son of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and Cornelia Africana.
Gracchus then moved that Octavius, as a tribune who acted contrary to the wishes of his constituents, should be immediately deposed.
His overruling of the tribunician veto was considered to be illegal, and the opponents of Tiberius Gracchus were determined to impeach him at the end of his one year term, since he was regarded as having violated the constitution and having used force against a tribune.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tiberius_Gracchus   (1097 words)

 GRACCHUS - LoveToKnow Article on GRACCHUS
TIBERIUS SEMPRONIUS GRACCHUS, consul in 238 B.c., carried on successfuloperations against the Ligurian mountaineers, and, at the conclusion of the Carthaginian mercenary war, was in command of the fleet which at the invitation of the insurgents took possession of the island of Sardinia.
Gracchus fell fighting bravely; his body was sent to Hannibal, who accorded him a splendid burial.
Gracchus stringently enforced the limitation of the freedmen to the four city tribes, which completely destroyed their influence in the comitia.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /G/GR/GRACCHUS.htm   (2500 words)

 gaius sempronius gracchus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gaius Sempronius Gracchus (154 BC-121 BC) was a Roman politician of the 2nd century BC.
He was the younger brother of Tiberius Gracchus and, like him, pursued a popular political agenda that eventually got him killed by the conservative faction of the senate.
Gaius was born in 154 BC as the youngest son of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (who died in the same year) and Cornelia Africana.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Gaius_Sempronius_Gracchus   (666 words)

 Gracchi Brothers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus, two Roman statesmen and social reformers, were the sons of the consul Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and Cornelia, the daughter of Scipio Africanus.
Gracchus the tribune of 133 and C. Gracchus the tribune of 123-22.
Gracchus denounced this policy and promised support to those who stayed, though he did nothing when one of his friends was dragged away to prison.
www.barca.fsnet.co.uk /gracchi.htm   (2543 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 298 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gracchus him­self was ready to comply with this demand, but all his friends refused, and Fulvius sent his son a second time to negotiate.
Gracchus, who took no part in the struggle, and was altogether dissatisfied with the manner in which his friends had conducted the affair, withdrew into the temple of Diana, with a view of making away with himself; but he was prevented by two faithful friends, Pomponius and Laetorius (others call him Licinius).
Gracchus was married to Licinia, the daughter of Licinius Crassus, who had been elected triumvir in the place of Tib.
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 Gracchus Brothers -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus were the sons of Sempronius Gracchus and Cornelia, the daughter of Scipio Africanus.
Tiberius Gracchus was the son of a consul and Scipio Africanus' daughter...
Sons of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, twice consul and censor, and Cornelia, daughter of Scipio Africanus, the conqueror of Hannibal, the Gracchus brothers belonged to one of the...
brothers.fazs.com /index.php?k=gracchus-brothers   (1277 words)

 The Hunter Gracchus by Guy Davenport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Among the archetypes of the Hunter Gracchus is the enchanted marksman of that opera.
Gracchus must have an arrival, a procession to a room, an interlocutor with an identity, and a more focused role as man-the-wanderer, fated by an inexplicable past in which a wrong turn was taken that can never be corrected.
Gracchus, like Wilkie Collins’s Armadale, is brought across the quay on a bier, covered by a large Victorian shawl, “a great flower-patterned tasselled silk cloth” perhaps taken from Collins’s carpet speckled with “flowers in all the colours of the rainbow,” and like Armadale, he seems to be more dead than alive.
www.newcriterion.com /archive/14/feb96/gracchus.htm   (4464 words)

 Nerdfest: Chapter 3 - The Village of Cwenyfiri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gracchus had spent the last three months racking his brain, trying to remember the lessons of his childhood, and cursing himself for being an indifferent student as a youth...
Gracchus noticed the unkempt state of her hair, and the bits of hay that clung to the back of her dress.
Gracchus parried their first desperate attacks with ease, but his riposte was hampered by the close quarters.
nerdfest.blogspot.com /2005/02/chapter-3-village-of-cwenyfiri_13.html   (6382 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | Tiberius Gracchus by Plutarch
They were the sons of Tiberius Gracchus, who though he had been once censor, twice consul, and twice had triumphed, yet was more renowned and esteemed for his virtue than his honours.
Tiberius, immediately on his attaining manhood, had such a reputation that he was admitted into the college of the augurs, and that in consideration more of his early virtue than of his noble birth.
Unless you have provided Tiberius Gracchus for her husband." I am not ignorant that some apply this story to Tiberius, the father of the Gracchi, and Scipio Africanus; but most relate it as we have done.
classics.mit.edu /Plutarch/tiberius.html   (4663 words)

 Nerdfest: Chapter 4 - The Road to Novinium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gracchus confirmed there was indeed such a town, and that it was as good a place as any to look for a vessel that might carry them south.
Of course, Gracchus and his companions stood in the middle of the street, and there were a hundred windows and corners to peek through and around.
Gracchus sensed it was not the chill night air that made her do so.
nerdfest.blogspot.com /2005/02/chapter-4-road-to-novinium.html   (5800 words)

 Roman Revolution and Civil Wars by Sanderson Beck
Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus were the sons of Sempronius Gracchus and Cornelia, the daughter of Scipio Africanus.
Gracchus denounced this policy and promised support to those who stayed, though he did nothing when one of his friends was dragged away to prison.
The same year Gaius Gracchus died (121 BC), it was said that 120,000 Gauls were killed by the Roman army near the Rhone, and the new province of Transalpine Gaul or Narbonensis was added to the empire.
www.san.beck.org /EC25-RomanRevolution.html   (12201 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Gaius Gracchus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gracchus, Gaius Sempronius (153-121 bc), Roman soldier and statesman, brother of Tiberius, whose murder he sought to avenge.
The Gracchus brothers, Tiberius and Caius (also spelled Gaius), were adamant champions of the common people and impoverished farmers during the 2nd...
As tribune of the people with Gaius Sempronius Gracchus in 122 bc, he undermined the...
encarta.msn.com /Gaius_Gracchus.html   (118 words)

 Tiberius Gracchus@Everything2.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus was elected in the college of tribunes in Rome.
To increase the number of farmers, Tiberius Gracchus wanted to give a part of the state's land to proletarians.
When trying to get elected as tribunal for a second time (which was also according to leges and against mores), Tiberius Gracchus and 300 supporters were killed by a senatorial mob.
www.everything2.com /?node_id=1094351   (471 words)

Caius Sempronius Gracchus, was a very successful politician.
Praetor in 180, he successfully subjugated Hither Spain (180-79), which had been a source of trouble for years (he was not only militarily successful but managed to negotiate a peace acceptable to the natives).
Caius, born in 154, and one daughter, Sempronia, who married her cousin, the adoptive grandson of Africanus, P. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus, who was consul in 147 and destroyed Carthage in 146, and after being (illegally) elected consul again in 134 destroyed the troublesome Spanish town of Numantia the next year.
www.villaivlilla.com /GensSempronia/ti-gracchus-sr.htm   (261 words)

 Tiberius Gracchus
Gracchus’ bill, as sound and perfectly legal as it may have been, was immediately opposed by the Senate.
Reluctantly, this issue was passed, and Gracchus with his direct challenge to Senatorial authority, was backing himself into a corner.
Gracchus was in real danger of court trial or even assassination if he couldn’t get re-elected as Tribune.
www.unrv.com /empire/tiberius-gracchus.php   (1162 words)

 Historical Background for Spartacus
Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, a noble plebeian, was elected tribune.
Gracchus was very popular with the masses, so he ran for a second consecutive term as tribune (though this was unconstitutional).
Gaius Sempronius Gracchus (the younger brother of Tiberius) was elected tribune for two successive years; through the Assembly, he increased the power of the equestrian class at the expense of the senators.
www.vroma.org /~bmcmanus/spartacus.html   (1541 words)

 Gladiator Movie Quotes - Atlyrics.com
Gracchus: The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate, it's the sand of the Colosseum.
Gracchus: I don't pretend to be a man of the people.
Gracchus: The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate.
www.atlyrics.com /quotes/g/gladiator.html   (1366 words)

 Ancient History Sourcebook: Appian: The Civil Wars [134-133 BC]
The three men first appointed to allot the land were Gracchus himself, the framer of the measure, his brother of the same name, and his father-in-law, Appius Claudius, for the people were still afraid that the law might not be executed unless Gracchus, with all his family, should be placed at the helm.
Gracchus became enormously popular on account of the law and was attended home by the mass of the people, as if he were the founder, not merely of one city or people, but of all the states of Italy.
Gracchus fled to a grove across the river by the wooden bridge, accompanied by one slave, to whom he bared his throat when on the point of being taken.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/appian-civwars1.html   (4430 words)

 Cornelia, daughter of Scipio Africanus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
She married the consul Tiberius Sempornius Gracchus the elder in the time period between 175 - 165 BCE who, Plutarch tells us "had been once censor, twice consul, and twice had triumphed, yet was more renowned and esteemed for his virtue than his honours." She was the mother of Tiberius and Gaius.
However, Polybius, a Greek historian of the second century BCE, states the betrothal of Cornelia to the much older Tiberius Gracchus occurred after her father's death and was arranged by close relatives.
Cornelia's husband, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus died in 154-153 BCE, leaving her to raise her daughter and two sons on her own, with Tiberius being around the age of nine and Gaius being an infant.
www.barca.fsnet.co.uk /cornelia-africanus.htm   (1447 words)

 The Story of Rome From The Earliest Times to The End of The Republic By Arthur Gilman, M.A.- Chapter 13 from Nalanda ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tiberius Gracchus lived to be over fifty years old, and won still greater laurels in war and peace at home and in foreign lands.
The people seemed to feel sure that Gracchus was intending to do something for them, and they eagerly came together and voted for him, and when he was elected, they crowded into the city from all the regions about to vote in favor of the re-establishment of the Licinian laws, with some alterations.
The eloquence of young Gracchus proved greater than that of any other citizen, and by it he ingratiated himself with the people to such an extent, that in the year 123 B.C. they elected him one of their tribunes.
www.nalanda.nitc.ac.in /resources/english/etext-project/history/roman/chapter13.html   (3235 words)

 Gladiator Characters: Gracchus
Born: 158 BC Died: 121 BC Senator Gracchus is the leading member of the Senate who believes in a strong Roman Republic and is alarmed at the new Emperor Commodus' efforts to intimidate the Senate.
With the help of Commodus' sister, Lucilla, Gracchus enlists Maximus in a conspiracy to free Maximus so he could lead his men into Rome and remove Commodus from power.
Gracchus is freed when Maximus kills Commodus in the Coliseum.
www.patriotresource.com /gladiator/characters/gracchus.html   (146 words)

Execution of the law temporarily arrested the decline of the Roman peasantry, but many of the supporters of T. Gracchus "disappeared" into the countryside on their new lands and T. Gracchus had to rely on the support of the urban masses.
In evaluating Tiberius Gracchus as a statesman based on the criterion of effectiveness, he was clearly a failure.
This is not to deny his considerable personal abilities or to impugn his motives, which, although they may have been influenced by resentment toward the senate and a desire to gain greater personal power, may have been largely shaped by a genuine desire to serve Rome and help the less fortunate members of society.
www.portergaud.edu /cmcarver/tsg.html   (3108 words)

 Gaius Gracchus
While surpassing the success of Tiberius, he redeemed the legacy of the Gracchus name and forever put the family into the annals of history.
Realizing the tactics of the Senate too late to counter them, Gracchus, along with Flaccus and thousands of their supporters, led a protest in the streets of Rome.
The carrying of weapons by Gracchus’ supporters was all the excuse needed for the Senate to act out.
www.unrv.com /empire/gaius-gracchus.php   (1041 words)

 Let Bush Be Gracchus
He is battling the heart and soul of Rome itself, which at this stage is a mere imitation of its republican self.
The center of the opposition is Senator Gracchus, a born politician, not particularly principled but loyal to his calling as an aristocrat, and sympathetic to tradition (like Bush?).
As Myles Kantor points out, it is at this point, having lost a majority of popular support, that a government can no longer carry on a policy of imperial exploitation and despotism.
www.lewrockwell.com /rockwell/gracchus.html   (929 words)

 Gracchus, Gaius Sempronius --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
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Roman tribune (133 BC) who sponsored agrarian reforms to restore the class of small independent farmers and who was assassinated in a riot sparked by his senatorial opponents.
In 123 Gaius Gracchus, a younger brother of Tiberius, became tribune.
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 Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A growing frustration both among the lower classes, who felt disenfranchised, and the related Italian cities and regions, who sought and were denied full participation in Roman affairs, was creating deep-seated resentment and hardship.
While seeking reelection, Gracchus was publicly assassinated on the steps of the Capitol by a mob of senators headed by patrician P. Scipio Nasica.
It was suppressed by the first-ever use of the soon infamous senatus consultum ultimum (the "ultimate decree" of martial law), and, in a riot in the Forum led by followers of the Senatorial party, he was murdered, together with 3000 of his supporters.
heraklia.fws1.com /contemporaries/gracchi   (1217 words)

 Spurious: The Writer as Gracchus
Gracchus a great hunter of the Black Forest fell and bled to death in a ravine; somehow the ship of death which was supposed to carry him away took a wrong turn.
Gracchus, who had stretched himself out on the planking of the ship, happy to die as he had been happy to live sang out to the mountains, but he was not taken to the other shore.
Before he came on board the ship, he had thrown away his hunting rifle and had slipped into the funeral shroud as happily as a young girl into her wedding dress.
spurious.typepad.com /spurious/2004/10/no_escape_1.html   (1576 words)

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