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A Description of a Set of Prints of Roman History; Contained in a Set of Easy Lessons (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 feb 2012


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821. Excerpt: ... N XXXIII. THE SEDITION OF THE GRACCHI. The Death of the younger Gracchus. i The Romans having by their numerous conquests enriched themselves very much, grew proud, luxurious, and avaricious. Sempronius Gracchus, a man of great probity and valour, who had been twice Consul, and gained great renown as a general, married to Cornelia, the daughter of the great Scipio Africanus. He left at his death two sons, named Tiberius Gracchus, and Caius Gracchus. Tiberius, the eldest of these, perceiving the corruption that prevailed among the nobility in Rome, resolved to endeavour to get a law restored, called the Licinian Law, which enacted, that no person in the state should possess more than five hundred acres of land. At talus, king of Pergamus, having, about this time, left his kingdom to the Romans, Gracchus insisted that his riches should be divided among the poor, to enable them to purchase tools for the cultivation of the land that fell to their share. Scipio Nasica, his cousin, afterwards called Africanus the Second, was his bitter enemy. Dreadful contests arose, and at last Tiberius Gracchus was killed in a tumult, and his friends persecuted in the most cruel manner; one of them in particular, named Caius Billius, was seized, and shut up in a cask with snakes and vipers, where he perished. See Number II. of Roman Monarchy--Ancient History, Part First. Caius Gracchus, on the death of his brother, went into retirement, where he lived for two years, ant spent his time in study; but at lengths, he came forth, and had soon an op-R i portunity of gaining the favour of the soldiers, but the Senate were jear lous of him. Scipio for some time lived in re tirement; but perceiving that ther was likely to be fresh disturbances ii the State, he hastened to Rome, ant w...

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