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FRL III: ORATORY, PART 1

F 6 Oros. Hist. 5.8.4

Gracchus gratiam populi pretio adpetens legem tulit uti pecunia quae fuisset Attali populo distribueretur. obsistente Nasica etiam Pompeius spopondit se Gracchum, cum primum magistratu abisset, accusaturum.

F 7 App. B Civ. 1.13.57

...οἱ δ᾿ ἡσσημένοι δυσφοροῦντες ἔτι παρέμενον καὶ ἐλογοποίουν οὐ χαιρήσειν Γράκχον, αὐτίκα ὅτε γένοιτο ἰδιώτης, ἀρχήν τε ὑβρίσαντα ἱερὰν καὶ ἄσυλον καὶ στάσεως τοσήνδε ἀφορμὴν ἐς τὴν Ἰταλίαν ἐμβαλόντα.

31 P. LICINIUS CRASSUS DIVES MUCIANUS

P. Licinius Crassus Dives Mucianus (cos. 131 BC; RE Licinius 72) had a successful public career (a biological son of P. Mucius Scaevola and later adopted). In 133 BC he supported the Tribune of the People Ti. Sempronius Gracchus (34) and, after the latter’s death, was a member of the

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F 6 Orosius, Histories

Gracchus [Ti. Sempronius Gracchus (34)], keen to win the favor of the People by a payment, put forward a law, that the money that had belonged to Attalus [king of Pergamum, d. 133 BC] was to be distributed among the People [see 17 F 3]. When Nasica [P. Cornelius Scipio Nasica Serapio (38)] opposed it, Pompeius too pledged that he would prosecute Gracchus as soon as he had resigned from office.

F 7 Appian, Civil Wars

...the defeated ones [citizens unhappy with Gracchus’ agrarian law] still remained [in Rome], feeling aggrieved, and claimed that, as soon as Gracchus should become a private citizen, he would be sorry that he had insulted the sacred and inviolable office and had brought so great a source of strife into Italy.1

31 P. LICINIUS CRASSUS DIVES MUCIANUS

agrarian commission with C. Sempronius Gracchus (48) and Ap. Claudius Pulcher (24A) and later M. Fulvius Flaccus (40) to implement Tiberius’ law (Plut. Ti. Gracch. 21.1–2).

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019