Gracchus


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Grac·chus

 (grăk′əs), Tiberius Sempronius c. 163-133 bc.
Roman social reformer. Known with his brother Gaius Sempronius Gracchus (c. 153-121 bc) as "the Gracchi," he sought to aid poor farmers through greater subdivision of land but was killed in a riot. Gaius assumed his brother's work, initiating several reforms, and met a similar fate.

Gracchus

(ˈɡrækəs)
n
(Biography) Tiberius Sempronius (taɪˈbɪərɪəs sɛmˈprəʊnɪəs). ?163–133 bc, and his younger brother, Gaius Sempronius (ˈɡaɪəs), 153–121 bc, known as the Gracchi. Roman tribunes and reformers. Tiberius attempted to redistribute public land among the poor but was murdered in the ensuing riot. Violence again occurred when the reform was revived by Gaius, and he too was killed

Grac•chus

(ˈgræk əs)

n.
Gaius Sempronius, 153–121 B.C., and his brother, Tiberius Sempronius, 163–133 B.C., Roman reformers and orators: known as the Gracchi (ˈgræk aɪ)
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Miller was an unsympathetic woman, who made no friends among the girls, and satisfied her affectionate impulses by petting a large cat named Gracchus, but generally called Bacchus by an endearing modification of the harsh initial consonant.
Miller, and speaking in a tone expressive of antipathy to Gracchus.
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8) Per Lucia Re l'uccisione del falchetta, che porta il cognome del difensore dei diritti dei lavoratori e teorizzatore dell'uguaglianza universale Gracchus Babeuf, rappresenta invece "the hopelessness of the partisans' quest for self-fulfillment and freedom, and the burial of the hawk is equally emblematic of the burial of the highest hopes of the Resistance itself" (255).
The most capable orator of this line was Gaius Gracchus (154-121 BC).
Gracchus was treated reverentially by the film's cinematography, made to be entirely astute in his judgments about Commodus's schemes, and given lines such as "I don't pretend to be a man of the people, but I to do try to be a man for the people" with no hint of ironic undercutting.
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His characters are cockroaches thrown out by the charwoman so that the family can be saved (Metamorphosis 89); they are dedicated executioners impaled on their own torture machines (In the Penal Colony 140); the waking dead whose sayings nobody will read (The Hunter Gracchus 230).
Describing the friendship of Caius Blossius and Tiberius Gracchus, who were condemned for conspiracy by the Roman consuls, Montaigne says that "they were friends more than citizens, friends [to each other] more than friends or enemies of their country.
Taking his bearings from Hazlitt's 1817 essays of the same title, Sachs examines the representation of "the people" in the Roman revival in the theater after 1817, arguing that these plays (Coriolanus, Payne's Brutus, Knowles's Caius Gracchus, Croly's Catiline) all present significant crises in the Roman state and thereby "question the role of the people during crises of state" (226).