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hist121lecture10 - History 121 10/6/08 Lecutre #? -Roman...

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History 121 10/6/08 Lecutre #? -Roman Republic 287-27 - effects of conquests on Republic - Senate runs Provinces poorly - Italy seen as a province o Hannibal came with army (plus elephants) occupied northern Italy Farmers lost economically during invasion, couldn’t keep farms, had to sell them to the rich (senate members) Polarization of economy (more land to senate less for lower class) - Poor that lost land came to cities o Huge urban crowding -The Late Republic (133-44) - Factions and Rebellions o Factional Politics- banding together for self gain o The Gracchi Brothers 12 sons, father died shortly after youngest born Mother allowed all the live among the best minds All trained to serve the state Tiberius Gracchus (162-133) Tribune (highest plebian office) Tried to solve burden of the poor Propose division of rich’s land and distribute to poor o Intended to get people off of welfare o killed trying to propose his bill along with 300 followers in “riot” o blamed on the “conservatives” in government
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