Unformatted text preview: reclaim anything over that and redistribute it in small lots to the poor. Tiberius put the bill before the tribal assembly and M. Octavius, but he interposed his veto. The Senate also denied him. He proposed a second bill, which passed the assembly, provided for a commission to carry it out. He announced his second successive term, which was another blow at tradition. At the election a riot broke out and Tiberius was killed and was thrown into the Tiber River. Gaius received the agrarian commission, proposed to establish new colonies, and put through a law turning over to the equestrian order the privilege of collecting its revenue. The reform failed because the Senate drove a wedge between Gaius and his supporters. He was not reelected. The Senate invented an extreme decree ordering the consuls to see it that no harm came to the republic. This decree established martial law and Gaius was hunted and killed....
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