The late Republic

The late Republic - The late Republic: from the Gracchi to...

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The late Republic: from the Gracchi to Caesar I. The Gracchi and their significance (cf. Kamm 28-31) II. The tangle of problems a. agrarian b. social; city mob c. military d. economic: latifundia ; grain imports; slave labor and revolts III. Tiberius Gracchus (tribune in 133 B.C.) a. tribunate b. land law; revival of Sextian Licinian Law of 367 B.C.: c. 300 acres per owner, 150 per son; Octavius; Attalus of Pergamum ; mos maiorum IV. Gaius Gracchus (tribune in 123 and 122 B.C.) a. personality; RFK and JFK b. program 1. economic and social 2. political alliances; grain law; equestrians 3. citizenship for the Italian allies (Social War 91-88 B.C.) V. The Place of the Gracchi in Roman History a. idealism; Profiles in Courage b. turning back the clock to the 4th century c. immaturity about traditions, but what are the alternatives? d. mob rule for an empire e. bread, circuses, the entitlement mentality, and public morale 7th inning stretch: Clip from Spartacus (1960) or the Pepsi version VI. Caesar's foil:
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