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 (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.


(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


(ˈgræk əs)

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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