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Gracchus

[grak-uh s]
noun
  1. Ga·ius Sem·pro·ni·us [gey-uh s sem-proh-nee-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs sɛmˈproʊ ni əs/, 153–121 b.c., and his brother, Ti·be·ri·us Sempronius [tahy-beer-ee-uh s] /taɪˈbɪər i əs/, 163–133 b.c., Roman reformers and orators.
  2. the Grac·chi [grak-ahy] /ˈgræk aɪ/, the brothers Gracchus.
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Historical Examples of gracchus

  • These letters of Piso to Fausta the daughter of Gracchus, now follow.

    Aurelian

    William Ware

  • Forget not to remember us with affection to Gracchus and Calpurnius.

    Aurelian

    William Ware

  • But the object was not attainable on the road on which Gracchus had entered.

  • The influence of Gracchus over the popular mind was lessened.

  • Gracchus was defeated in the election for tribune that followed.


British Dictionary definitions for gracchus

Gracchus

noun
  1. 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
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