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Ten young descendants of Marius and the Gracchi, barefooted and out at elbows, with one hand resting on the hip and the other gracefully curved above the head, stared at the traveller, the post-chaise, and the horses; to these were added about fifty little vagabonds from the Papal States, who earned a pittance by diving into the Tiber at high water from the bridge of St.
Ten minutes afterwards the baron entered his apartment, and Peppino stationed himself on the bench outside the door of the hotel, after having whispered something in the ear of one of the descendants of Marius and the Gracchi whom we noticed at the beginning of the chapter, who immediately ran down the road leading to the Capitol at his fullest speed.
All these preparations had collected a number of idlers round the door of Signor Pastrini's; the descendants of Marius and the Gracchi were also not wanting.
And do not let any one impugn this statement with the trite proverb that "He who builds on the people, builds on the mud," for this is true when a private citizen makes a foundation there, and persuades himself that the people will free him when he is oppressed by his enemies or by the magistrates; wherein he would find himself very often deceived, as happened to the Gracchi in Rome and to Messer Giorgio Scali[+] in Florence.
While his wife--well, by those who knew her best she was endearingly termed "The Mother of the Gracchi.
The Gracchi, Agis, Cleomenes, and others of Plutarch's heroes, do not in the record of facts equal their own fame.
Political violence started in Roman politics with the attempted land reform of the Gracchi (133 and 123 BC).
Again and again," writes Callahan, "following the precedent of the Gracchi, some ambitious politician, finding his agenda blocked along all constitutional routes, flouted tradition and used popular sentiment along with the threat or actual employment of mob violence to achieve his ends.
Two remarkable political figures, the brothers Tiberius and Gaius Gracchi stand out for their humanistic attempts to distribute land and grain to the Roman poor; it cost them both their life (they were murdered in 133 and 121 BCE).
Dixon 2007, 58-59 for the transformation of Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, into an icon of virtuous motherhood and the fragmentary survival and later interpretation of her own writing (26-29); cf.
Esta originalidad en el desarrollo temprano de la carrera politica podemos explicarla en parte debido a la peculiar situacion de nuestro protagonista: segundo hijo de una rama lateral de los Sempronii Gracchi (una familia no demasiado consolidada en el Senado), no solo conseguiria convertirse en la cabeza visible de su clan, sino incluso en uno de los grandes dirigentes de Roma de su generacion, siendo consul en dos ocasiones y tambien censor.
He also proposed that our economic salvation will come from our politicians who will advocate the populist objectives of no-one-left-behind, like the Gracchi brothers of Rome and the Roosevelt's of the US.