Ga·ius Sem·pro·ni·us [gey-uhs sem-proh-nee-uhs], /ˈgeɪ əs sɛmˈproʊ ni əs/, 153–121 b.c., and his brother, Ti·be·ri·us Sempronius [tahy-beer-ee-uhs], /taɪˈbɪər i əs/, 163–133 b.c., Roman reformers and orators.
the Grac·chi [grak-ahy], /ˈgræk aɪ/, the brothers Gracchus.
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How to use Gracchus in a sentence
The cowardly treachery of his colleague, instead of discouraging Tiberius Gracchus, merely spurred him on to greater efforts.
Indeed, a more thorough and effective use of this power than that made by Gracchus at this time can hardly be imagined.
Tiberius Gracchus made his speech in favor of the law, which speech was received with great applause.
By this time, however, Gracchus had lost all the sympathy and support which he had ever possessed in this direction.
The action of Tiberius Gracchus in adopting this innovation has been bitterly denounced, and as strongly defended.
British Dictionary definitions for Gracchus
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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