Against stiff opposition in the aristocratic Senate, this legislation was carried through during his term as tribune of the plebs in 133 BC. When Octavius refused, the 18th tribe voted in favor of Tiberius, giving him the majority and the resolution, which included both his land law and the abrogation of Octavius' office. In Erinnerung an den vermeintlich gerechten Volkstribun und unbestechlichen Republikaner nahm der französische Revolutionär und Frühsozialist François Noël Babeuf den Beinamen Gracchus an; und fand selbst, wie einst Gaius, einen gewaltsamen Tod. [19] However, late in 133 BC, king Attalus III of Pergamon died and left his entire fortune (including the whole kingdom of Pergamon) to Rome. Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gaius_Sempronius_Gracchus&oldid=205331123, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“. Quellen www.universal_lexikon.com de.wikipedia.org www.nachrichten.freenet.de www.kinderzeitmaschine.de Klett Geschichtsbuch Tiberius und Gaius Gracchus Gesetzesvorschläge Versorgung der Plebs mit Getreide 17- jährige -> kein Militärdienst Schaffung eines Gerichtshofs gegen CaIus Gracchus . Da eine Kolonisierung in Italien immer populärer war als derartige Projekte außerhalb, beantragte er seinerseits die Gründung von gleich zwölf neuen Kolonien auf italischem Boden. Dies gab nun jedoch Opimius die Möglichkeit, mit aller Härte gegen Gracchus und dessen Anhänger vorzugehen. [13] They would also be paid for the land they had to forfeit. In this way he effectively shut down the entire city of Rome, including all businesses, trade and production, until the Senate and the Assembly passed the laws. In one stand-off between Tiberius and Titus Annius, a renowned orator, Annius argued that if a colleague of Tiberius stood to defend him and Tiberius disapproved, he would simply in a passion physically remove the man. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. [4] In 137 BC he was appointed quaestor to consul Gaius Hostilius Mancinus and served his term in Numantia (Hispania province). Chr., † 121 v. Chr.) Damit verstieß er zwar gegen das Iterationsverbot, das eine ununterbrochene Ämterfolge streng verbot (um Magistrate rechtlich belangen zu können), wurde aber mit der überwältigenden Unterstützung der römischen Plebs gewählt. Il était le frère cadet de Tiberius Gracchus également un réformateur romain. [8], The people voted to have Mancinus sent back to the Numantines in chains, a proposition Mancinus himself accepted, though later the Numantines refused to accept him as a prisoner. Darüber hinaus versuchte er, die Anzahl der Jahre und Feldzüge zu begrenzen, die ein Mann verpflichtet war in der Armee abzuleisten. Il voulait réduire les pouvoirs du Sénat et augmenter ceux des Comices, pour renforcer la république. and led the senators up towards Tiberius. Nasica wandered, despised and outcast, until he died shortly later near Pergamum. 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Als junger Mann beobachtete er den politischen Aufruhr, den sein älterer Bruder Tiberius verursachte, als er versuchte, gegen die Senatsmehrheit und auf widerrechtlichem Wege Gesetze für eine Agrarreform durchzubringen. All diese Reformen erweckten natürlich das Missfallen der Senatsmehrheit, der nicht entging, dass sich Gracchus systematisch eine Machtbasis bei Volk und Ritterstand verschaffte, um gegen seine Standesgenossen vorgehen zu können. Fears of Tiberius's populist programme, as well as his uncompromising behavior, led to him being killed, along with many supporters, in a riot instigated by his senatorial enemies. Gaius Gracchus showed how a tribune with the backing of the city poor and the equestrians could maneuver successfully against the senatorial leadership. Tiberius' death The Death of Tiberius Tiberius as Tribune Gaius He is 9 years younger then his brother tiberius Lived from 154BC to 121BC and tribune twice first in 123BC then in 122BC. Es ist vor allem unklar, ob er nun das römische Bürgerrecht nur für die Latiner oder sogar für alle Italiker forderte; in jedem Fall wären natürlich alle Neubürger aus Dankbarkeit zu seinen ihm treu ergebenen Klienten geworden. [2][3], Tiberius' military career started in the Third Punic War, as military tribune appointed to the staff of his brother in law, Scipio Aemilianus. This commission was composed entirely of members of Tiberius' family, including Appius Claudius, his father-in-law, Tiberius and his brother Gaius. Das war für sie nicht nur ein willkommener Erfolg, sondern hatte unmittelbare ökonomische Bedeutung. Scipio Aemilianus played a significant role in supporting Tiberius and his officers, but failed to prevent further punishment meted out to Mancinus nor did he support the ratification of Tiberius' treaty. The law would reorganize control of the ager publicus, or public land, meaning land conquered in previous wars that was controlled by the state. Dies gelang, denn auch in diesem Punkt konnte Livius Drusus gegenüber Gracchus punkten, da dessen Vorschlag natürlich im Gegensatz zum Egoismus derjenigen stand, die das römische Bürgerrecht und alle damit verbundenen Privilegien bereits besaßen und nicht teilen wollten. Die Gracchen, obwohl nicht patrizischer Herkunft, waren als Zweig der Familie der Sempronier, die der römischen Nobilität angehörten, von großem politischen Einfluss und gehörten zu den reichsten und mächtigsten Familien Roms. Tiberius knew the Senate wouldn’t approve his reforms, therefore he sidestepped the Senate altogether by going straight to the Concilium Plebis (the Plebeian Assembly) which supported his measures. Sie konnten von ihren Standesgenossen so das Schlimmste fernhalten und die Ausplünderung der Provinzen fortsetzen. Ohne Amt war Gracchus zudem den juristischen Nachstellungen seiner Gegner schutzlos ausgeliefert; eine Verurteilung wegen der diversen Rechtsbrüche war nur eine Frage der Zeit. Gaius’ Mutter war eine Tochter des Scipio Africanus, sein älterer Bruder Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus wurde zu einem einflussreichen Politiker und seine Schwester Sempronia war die Frau des Scipio Aemilianus, des Eroberers von Karthago. Octavius remained resolute. Als Gaius Gracchus dazu ausersehen wurde, den Aufbau dieser Kolonie, Iunonia genannt, zu beaufsichtigen, nutzte Livius Drusus seine Abwesenheit geschickt. Durch die folgenden Auseinandersetzungen und Hinrichtungen fanden viele weitere Anhänger den Tod. [7] The Numantines so respected Tiberius that when they learned he had lost his ledgers when they had despoiled the Roman camp, they invited him back to their city, offering him a banquet and allowing Tiberius to take back not only his ledgers but anything else he wanted from the spoils. Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus was born in 163 or 162 BC, being "not yet thirty" at his death. Chr. [1] He belonged to the highest aristocracy of the Roman Republic: his identically named father came from one of Rome's leading plebeian families, and had been a consul, while his patrician mother, Cornelia, was the daughter of the renowned general Scipio Africanus, the hero of the Second Punic War. Drusus forderte hingegen nur die Gleichstellung der Latiner im römischen Heer und deren Befreiung von der Prügelstrafe. (Eine colonia war eine Stadt, deren Einwohner weiterhin das römische Bürgerrecht behielten.) Fulvius Flaccus wurde mit seinen Söhnen getötet, Gaius hingegen gelang es mit Philokrates, seinem Sklaven, zu fliehen. [8], Rome's internal political situation was not peaceful. During his tenure as military tribune under Aemilianus, Tiberius became known for his bravery and discipline, recorded as the first to scale the enemy walls of Carthage during the Roman siege in 146 BC. However, this law was largely ignored[10] and rich landowners continued to acquire land through fictitious tenants initially before transferring the land directly to themselves. When the people assembled on the Capitol, Tiberius set out, despite many inauspicious omens. Following the massacre, many of Tiberius' supporters were sent into exile without a trial, while others were arrested and executed, including being sewn up in a bag with poisonous vipers. [6] In the negotiations, Tiberius recalled the exploits of his father Tiberius, who had also waged war in Spain but had struck a peace agreement with the Numantines. Tiberius, however, refused to take anything else save some incense used for sacrificial rituals. Gaius Gracchus erwarb so durch das Einbringen plebejerfreundlicher Gesetzesvorschläge eine große Popularität und setzte unter anderem die lex agraria, welche die Ackerkommission zur Verteilung von Staatsland an die Plebejer wieder einsetzte, die „lex frumentaria“, welche eine Getreideversorgung der Plebs zu festgelegten Preisen garantierte, und die „lex militaris“, welche die Versorgung der Soldaten durch den Staat gewährleistete und unter 17-Jährige vom Militärdienst ausnahm, durch. When the Senate heard this, outrage spread among them. Octavius, Tiberius reasoned, violated a basic tenet of the office of the tribune, which was to ensure the protection of the people from any political or economic oppression by the Senate. So rief zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte Roms der Senat den Staatsnotstand (senatus consultum ultimum) aus, während zugleich Gracchus in einem Akt der Verzweiflung die Sklaven aufrief, sich gegen ihre Herren zu erheben – ohne großen Erfolg. [30] Even Scipio Africanus the Younger, who had formerly enjoyed the love of the people, incurred their wrath when he said he disapproved of Tiberius' politics, and was thereafter frequently interrupted when giving speeches, causing him to only lash out more at them. Gaius Sempronius Gracchus wurde im Jahr 153 v. Chr. He argues that the only known child of Gaius Gracchus was a daughter. But that depends on MuAnzer's very implausible identification of the Sempronia of Sallust, Cat. Get this from a library! Appian presents a slightly different version of events. und Gaius Sempronius Gracchus (* 153 v. This was a direct attack on Senatorial power, since the Senate was traditionally responsible for the management of the treasury and for decisions regarding overseas affairs. Auch forderte er, dass daran nur römische Bürger beteiligt werden sollten, nicht, wie Gracchus vorgeschlagen hatte, auch alle mit Rom verbündeten Italiker. He may have simply wanted to pass his legislation without delay. Livius Drusus umwarb das Volk von nun an mit Versprechungen, die weit über diejenigen des Gaius Gracchus hinausgingen. Auch den Rittern kam er entgegen, indem er ihnen durch ein Gesetz künftig allein die Besetzung von Richterstellen zusicherte. bce —died 121 bce, Grove of Furrina, near Rome), Roman tribune (123–122 bce), who reenacted the agrarian reforms of his brother, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, and who proposed other measures to lessen the power of the senatorial nobility. The people simply wanted assurances of future protection, but the senatorial elites opposed the law, claiming Tiberius was seeking a redistribution of wealth, thereby shaking the foundations of the Republic and inciting social revolution. The Assembly, fearing for Tiberius's safety, formed a guard around Tiberius and frequently escorted him home. Chr., wie schon sein Vater und sein Bruder, zum Volkstribun gewählt – sehr zum Missfallen der Optimaten. Sometimes it had been leased, rented, or resold to other holders after the initial sale or rental. GRACCVS) (168 BC-133 BC) was a Roman politician of the 2nd century BC and brother of Gaius Gracchus.As a plebeian tribune, he caused political turmoil in the Republic by his attempts to legislate agrarian reforms. Seeking to improve the lot of the poor, Tiberius Gracchus proposed a law known as the Lex Sempronia Agraria. Having passed his law, Tiberius was lauded as a founding hero not just of a single city or race, but as the founding hero of all the Italians, who had come to endure immense poverty and deprivation, denied of their rightful land because of their military service and having lost work because of the influx of slaves, who were loyal to no man while citizens were loyal to the state. The campaign was part of the Numantine War and was unsuccessful; Mancinus's army suffered major defeats and Mancinus himself had tried disgracefully to withdraw at night and caused his rearguard to be cut to pieces and the Roman camp looted. Such fears tipped the Senate from hatred and paranoia into committing the first outright bloodshed in Republican politics. [17], These actions violated Octavius' right of sacrosanctity and worried Tiberius' supporters, and so instead of moving to depose him, Tiberius commenced to use his veto on daily ceremonial rites in which Tribunes were asked if they would allow for key public buildings, for example the markets and the temples, to be opened. Ultimately he, like them, met a violent end. [Plutarch. When threatened with impeachment, Nasica was reassigned to Asia to remove him from the city. Tiberius, trying to shout above the din, gestured to his head to signal his life was in danger, but his opponents took this as a sign requesting for a crown and ran back to the Senate to report the signal. OCLC Number: 215051093: Description: XX, 55 Seiten. Tiberius was raised by his mother, with his sister and his brother Gaius Gracchus. Tiberius, consigning himself to the worst situation, had him forcibly removed from the meeting place of the Assembly and proceeded with the vote to depose him. Tiberius Gracchus only moved to have Marcus Octavius removed from office after a vote was put to the Assembly. A decade later his younger brother Gaius attempted similar legislation and suffered a similar fate. Against stiff opposition in the aristocratic Senate, this legislation was carried through during his term as tribune of the plebs in 133 BC. Da seine Gegner das wussten, war ein Kompromiss von Anfang an unmöglich. ; 121 v. Chr. [15], The Senate and its conservative elements were strongly against the Sempronian agrarian reforms. Es war abzusehen, dass die Senatsmehrheit versuchen würde, Gegenmaßnahmen zu ergreifen, um einem weiteren Machtverlust vorzubeugen und sich vor Gracchus’ Rache zu schützen. November 2020 um 20:26 Uhr bearbeitet. Da sich nämlich aus den Provinzen die Klagen über die Steuerpächter häuften, waren sie zufrieden, die Prozessführung in ihren Händen zu halten. In Appian's version, after 17 of the 35 tribes voted in favor of Tiberius, Tiberius implored Octavius to step aside lest he be deprived of his office. Zum einen haben erst in jüngster Zeit Althistoriker verstärkt darauf hingewiesen, dass Tiberius und Gaius typische Vertreter der Nobilität gewesen seien, denen es in erster Linie um die eigene Karriere gegangen sei und die das Volk lediglich als Instrument benutzt hätten, um sich gegen die Mehrheit ihrer Standesgenossen durchzusetzen, was katastrophale Folgen für die Republik gehabt habe. But the men who fight and die for Italy enjoy nothing but the air and light; without house or home they wander about with their wives and children."[9]. Quintus Pompeius addressed the Senate and said that he "was a neighbour of Tiberius, and therefore knew that Eudemus of Pergamon had presented Tiberius with a royal diadem and a purple robe, believing that he was going to be king in Rome. [6], Furthermore, some lands ended up being taken by the state in war, both in Italy and elsewhere. Gaius Sempronius Gracchus (* 153 v. Als Volkstribun des Jahres 133 v. Chr. [24] Tiberius continued to plead with the people, lamenting that he feared for his safety and that of his family, and moved them so much that many camped outside his house to ensure his protection. [29] The Senate attempted to mollify the people by allowing the agrarian law to go into effect and a vote to replace Tiberius on the commission; the job fell to Publius Crassus, father-in-law of Tiberius' brother Gaius. Jahrhunderts vor Christus. Er war der jüngere Bruder des Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus und verfolgte wie dieser ein populares politisches Programm, was dazu führte, dass konservative Kräfte des römischen Senats ihn ausschalteten und ein Massaker unter seinen Anhängern verübten. Plutarch berichtet von 3.000 Todesopfern. Gaius’ militärische Karriere begann in Numantia als Militärtribun beim Stab seines Schwagers Scipio Aemilianus. Plutarchos Tiberius und Gaius Gracchus : mit Einleitung, kritischem Apparat und Sachkommentar. The people began to vote to depose Octavius, but he vetoed their actions as was his legal right as tribune. Auf der anderen Seite waren die gracchischen Reformversuche Reaktionen auf eine durch die römische Expansion verursachte, tiefgreifende soziale Krise, die den Bestand Roms und seine Institutionen selbst gefährdete. "[9], In 133 BC Tiberius was elected tribune of the people. Later he married Claudia Pulchra, daughter of Appius Claudius Pulcher and Antistia. [14], Furthermore, Tiberius Gracchus called for the redistribution of the re-confiscated public land to the poor and homeless in Rome, giving them plots of 30 iugera upon which to support themselves and their families, not to mention that the redistributed wealth would make them eligible for taxation and military service. Dieser war ein junger, den Optimaten nahestehender Politiker und er sollte die entscheidende Rolle bei der Demontage des Gaius Gracchus spielen. In the last hundred years, there had been several wars. The law sought to solve the twin problems of increasing the number of men eligible for military service (thereby boosting Rome's military strength) and also providing for homeless war veterans. war ein römischer Politiker des 2. [22] He sought to repair the perception of his error against Octavius by arguing that the office of the tribune, a sacrosanct position, could be acted upon if the holder violated his oath. [16], However, any tribune could veto a proposal, preventing it from being laid before the Assembly. [7], Tiberius' actions stirred up a frenzy in Rome; his opponents argued that Tiberius' negotiation made Rome appear weak and the losers of the war, while his proponents maintained that the general Mancinus was several times defeated and had tried to ignobly retreat and Tiberius' actions saved the lives of many citizen-soldiers. Nach wenigen Jahren des politischen Friedens in Rom wurde Gaius Gracchus für das Jahr 123 v. As it stood in Tiberius Gracchus's time, a good deal of this land was held in farms far in excess of 500 iugera by large landholders who had settled or rented the property in much earlier time periods, even several generations back. Die Ritter wurden damit neben dem Volk zur zweiten Stütze des Gracchus. Much of this land was given to only a few farmers who then had large amounts of land that were more profitable than the smaller farms. If a tribune does these things, he is a bad tribune; but if he annuls the power of the people, he is no tribune at all... And surely, if it is right for him to be made tribune by a majority of the votes of the tribes, it must be even more right for him to be deprived of his tribuneship by a unanimous vote.[9]. Tiberius saw his chance and immediately used his tribunician powers to allocate the fortune to fund the new law. While the tribes were being assembled, a skirmish broke out on the outskirts of the crowd as Tiberius' supporters were attempting to block a group of his opponents from entering into the area to mingle about. "[9], When the soldiers returned from the legions, they had nowhere to go, so they went to Rome to join the thousands of unemployed who roamed the city. 10 PLUTARCHUS - ΤΙΒΕΡΙΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΓΑΙΟΣ ΓΡΑΓΧΟΙ - Tiberius et Gaius Gracchus This, according to Plutarch, was the first outbreak of civil strife in Rome.[28]. Dezember) als Volkstribun. Gaius wurde von seiner Mutter erzogen, einer römischen Matrona von hohem moralischem Anspruch. So hatten sie sich für die Gründung zweier neuer Kolonien auf der italischen Halbinsel, nämlich in der Nähe von Capua und Tarent, sowie einer weiteren auf dem Gelände des zerstörten Karthago in Nordafrika eingesetzt. Dieses sozialromantische Bild von den Gracchen hat bis heute großen Einfluss, so wie ihre Motive umstritten sind. The French revolutionary François-Noël Babeuf took up the name "Gracchus Babeuf" in conscious emulation of the Roman brothers, and published a newspaper, Le tribun du peuple ("the tribune of the people"). Nach Tiberius’ Tod erbte Gaius das enorme Vermögen der Familie der Gracchen, zugleich aber nach römischem Verständnis auch die Pflicht, Rache für seinen älteren Bruder zu nehmen. Er war der jüngere Bruder des Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus und verfolgte wie dieser ein populares politisches Programm, was dazu führte, dass konservative Kräfte des römischen Senats ihn ausschalteten und ein Massaker unter seinen Anhängern verübten. Il est plus âgé que son frère cadet Caïus Gracchus. Tiberius Gracchus' overruling of the tribunician veto was illegal, and his opponents were determined to prosecute him at the end of his one-year term, since he had violated the constitution and had used force against a tribune. In Appian's account, Tiberius Gracchus is seen as a popular hero, and there is no account given of Tiberius' justification for deposing Octavius.[18]. Gracchus then moved that Octavius should be immediately deposed, arguing that Octavius as a tribune acted contrary to the wishes of his constituents. His own sister Sempronia was the wife of Scipio Aemilianus, another important general and politician. Chr., und der Cornelia Africana geboren. The opposition of the Senate to Tiberius Gracchus' policies increased. Chr.) Gaius Gracchus hinterließ nur eine Tochter aus seiner Ehe mit Licinia, Sempronia. As only men who owned property were allowed to enroll in the army, the number of men eligible for army duty was therefore shrinking; and hence the military power of Rome. Dies mussten seine Gegner unbedingt verhindern. Als sich am Abstimmungstag die Anhänger beider Seiten auf dem Kapitol versammelten, kam es zu einem Zwischenfall. [8] Despite this, Plutarch mentions that this caused little friction between the two men, and even posits that Tiberius would have never fallen victim to assassination had Scipio not been away campaigning against the very same Numantines, given the amount of political clout that Scipio wielded in Rome. Previous agrarian law specified that no citizen would be allowed to possess more than 500 jugera (that is, approximately 125 hectares or 311.5 acres) of the ager publicus and any land that they occupied above this limit would be confiscated by the state. To support this he posited that other sacrosanct office holders were seized when they violated their duties, such as Vestal Virgins or the Roman kings, done so the state would benefit from their removal. Since legionaries were required to serve in a complete campaign, no matter how long it was, soldiers often left their farms in the hands of wives and children. Tiberius' cousin, Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica, the newly elected Pontifex Maximus, saying that Tiberius wished to make himself king, demanded that the consul take action. After the death of a friend of Tiberius, rumours circulated that the man had been poisoned. Series Title: Kommentierte griechische und lateinische Texte, 1.: Other Titles: Tiberius und Gaius Gracchus Dieser Vorschlag wurde wiederum von der stadtrömischen Bevölkerung weithin durchaus gutgeheißen. Die moderne Forschung hat darauf hingewiesen, dass das gracchische Reformprojekt primär im Rahmen einer eskalierenden innersenatorischen Konkurrenz zu verstehen ist, in der die schwächere Seite – die Popularen – Rückendeckung beim Volk suchte. Die Möglichkeiten hierzu erhielt sie, da Marcus Livius Drusus zu seinem Mittribunen bestimmt wurde. bewarb sich Gaius um eine weitere Amtszeit (für das Amtsjahr 122 v. Chr. [26] In the resulting confrontation, Tiberius was beaten to death with clubs and staves made from benches which lay strewn about. Read More on This Topic [32] Nonetheless, the agrarian commission found itself faced with many difficulties and obstacles. He tried to make reforms that affected the people whom killed his brother He was greatly Tiberius wurde im Jahr 133 v. Chr. The farmers with large farms had their land worked by slaves and did not do the work themselves, unlike landowners with smaller farms. Dieses Projekt, das Drusus die Begeisterung der römischen Plebejer einbrachte, wurde allerdings nie umgesetzt und muss von vorneherein als reine Demagogie verstanden werden, zumal in Italien damals gar nicht ausreichend Boden für die Gründung so vieler Kolonien zur Verfügung stand. Seizing the opportunity to win sympathy with the people, Tiberius dressed in mourning clothes and paraded his children in front of the Assembly, pleading for the protection of him and his kin. 9550 418 0 11 11 0 I-II d. C. Biografia Plutarchus Tiberius et Gaius Gracchus Ziegler, K., Leipzig, Teubner, 1971. Together, the men formulated a law which would have fined those who held more than their allotted land and would require them to forfeit illegal possessions to the ager publicus, for which they would be compensated. Andererseits waren seine Anliegen weitaus radikaler: Da er – nicht ohne Grund – die Senatsmehrheit für den Tod seines Bruders verantwortlich machte, strebte er nach Rache am Senat. Gaius Gracchus, in full Gaius Sempronius Gracchus, (born 160–153? The 500 jugera limit was a reiteration of previous land laws, such as the Licinian Laws passed in 367 BC, which had been enacted but never enforced. [23] To protect himself further, Tiberius Gracchus stood for re-election to the tribunate for 132 BC, promising to shorten the term of military service, abolish the exclusive right of senators to act as jurors and include other social classes, and admit allies to Roman citizenship, all moves popular with the Assembly. war ein römischer Politiker des 2. A sympathetic senator, Fulvius Flaccus, was able to make his way to Tiberius to warn him that the Senate was seated and plotting to kill him, having armed slaves and their men since they could not convince the consul to do the deed. Small farms in this situation often went bankrupt and were bought up by the wealthy upper class, forming huge private estates called latifundia. When he refused, Nasica girded his toga over his head, shouting "Now that the consul has betrayed the state, let every man who wishes to uphold the laws follow me!" Trotz seines Scheiterns wurde Gaius Gracchus, ebenso wie sein Bruder, zur Ikone der Popularen und sein Wirken zum Leitbild für viele nachfolgende Politiker bis in die Neuzeit. The people made no attempt to conceal their hatred of him, accosting him publicly, cursing him and calling him a tyrant. Tiberius' heir was his younger brother Gaius, who shared Tiberius' fate a decade later, while trying to apply even more revolutionary legislation. Im Jahr 123 v. Chr. This action, together with the unprecedented removal of the tribune Marcus Octavius, who had vetoed the measure, insulted the Senate and alienated Senators who otherwise might have shown support. Plutarch noted, "Then the poor, who had been ejected from their land, no longer showed themselves eager for military service, and neglected the bringing up of children, so that soon all Italy was conscious of a dearth of freemen, and was filled with gangs of foreign slaves, by whose aid the rich cultivated their estates, from which they had driven away the free citizens.