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The Gracchi were a plebeian family of ancient Rome. In Ancient Rome, the plebs was the general body of Roman citizens, distinct from the privileged class of the patricians. ... See also Roman Republic (18th century) and Roman Republic (19th century). ...


The most notable members were:

The Gracchi brothers, Tiberius and Gaius, went down in history as martyrs to the cause of social reform. Tiberius was killed by members of the Senate for attempting to make the system more friendly to the lower classes of Rome. They tried to limit the size of the large farms that the patricians (upper class) owned to keep the plebeians (lower class) able to compete with their smaller farms. Gaius and many of his followers were killed in 121 BC owing to the Senate being made up of patricians who owned large farms. Tiberius Gracchus Major ( Major, Latin for the elder, Latin: TI·SEMPRONIVS·P·F·TI·N·GRACCVS) (about 210 BC - about 150 BC) or Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus was a Roman politician of the 2nd century BC. Tiberius was of Plebs status and was a member of the well connected gens Sempronia... Consul (abbrev. ... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC - 170s BC - 150s BC140s BC 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC Years: 182 BC 181 BC 180 BC 179 BC 178 BC - 177 BC - 176 BC 175 BC 174... Cornelia Scipionis Africana (born circa 190 BC - died 100 BC) was the second daughter of Scipio Africanus Major, the hero of the Second Punic War, and Aemilia Paulla. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Scipio Africanus. ... Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus (Latin: TI·SEMPRONIVS·TI·F·P·N·GRACCVS) (163 BC-132 BC) was a Roman politician of the 2nd century BC. As a plebeian tribune, he caused political turmoil in the Republic by his attempts to legislate agrarian reforms. ... Tribune (from the Latin: tribunus; Greek form tribounos) was a title shared by several elected magistracies and other governmental and/or (para)military offices of the Roman Republic and Empire. ... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC 140s BC - 130s BC - 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC 80s BC Years: 138 BC 137 BC 136 BC 135 BC 134 BC - 133 BC - 132 BC 131 BC... Gaius Gracchus (Latin: C·SEMPRONIVS·TI·F·P·N·GRACCVS) (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 ultimately ended in his death. ... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC 140s BC 130s BC - 120s BC - 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC 80s BC 70s BC Years: 128 BC 127 BC 126 BC 125 BC 124 BC - 123 BC - 122 BC 121 BC... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC 140s BC 130s BC - 120s BC - 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC 80s BC 70s BC Years: 127 BC 126 BC 125 BC 124 BC 123 BC - 122 BC - 121 BC 120 BC... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


The Gracchi were connected through marriage to the Scipiones, Cornelii, Claudii, and Aemilii. Scipio (plural, Scipiones) is a Roman cognomen used by a branch of the Cornelii family. ... Cornelius (fem. ... The gens Claudia was one of the oldest families in ancient Rome, and for centuries its members were regularly leaders of the city and empire. ...


Fictional Gracchi also appear in many epic films, such as Spartacus (1960) and Gladiator (2000). The epic film is a film genre typically featuring expensive production values and dramatic themes. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources. ... Gladiator is a 2000 historical adventure film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. ...


See also

  • Scipio-Paullus-Gracchus family tree

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Gracchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (162 words)
The Gracchi were a noble plebeian family of ancient Rome.
The Gracchi brothers, Tiberius and Gaius, went down in history as two martyrs to the cause of social reform.
The Gracchi were connected through marriage to the Scipiones, Cornelii, Claudii, and Paulli.
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