Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Edited by: Peter van Möllendorff, Annette Simonis and Linda Simonis

The 96 contributions in Brill’s New Pauly Supplement 7: Historical Figures from Antiquity depict the survival of great characters from Antiquity to the modern world. Each article presents an overview of the latest research on what we know concerning the lives of the historical person or legendary figure and then recounts the reception of these figures throughout history, giving special attention on the viewpoints in the early modern and contemporary periods.

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Gracchi

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Author(s): Piepenbrink, Karen
( Tiberius and Gaius Sempronius Gracchus; Greek Τιβέριος Γράγχος/ Tibérios Grágchos and Γάϊος Γράγχος/ Gáïos Grágchos) A. Historical dimension The 'G.' were the brothers Tiberius (Ti.) and Gaius (C.) Sempronius Gracchus (162–133 and 153–121 BC respectively), sons of the legendary Cornelia. They became famous in particular through their activities as Roman people's tribunes. Successively occupying this office, they undertook attempts at reform to deal with the social consequences of Roman expansion, such as Itali…
Date: 2016-02-22