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

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Gracchi
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(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 Italic peasant farmers' l…

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Piepenbrink, Karen, “Gracchi”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004634>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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