Friday, September 24, 2010

The Gracchi?


"The Gracchi brothers, Tiberius and Gaius, were Roman noblemen who both served as tribunes in 2nd century BC. They attempted to pass land reform legislation that would redistribute the major patrician landholdings among the plebeians. For this legislation and their membership in the Populares party they have been considered the founding fathers of both socialism and populism. After achieving some early success, both were assassinated for their efforts. "

4 Comments:

Blogger Angus said...

Are you going to move to France ?

7:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

two for the price of one...are the sales still on?

9:29 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Mais non, 'goose!

We'll see if DM can bear it, Anon

9:58 am  
Blogger kinglear said...

The Gracchi got what they deserved - hopefully these two will as well

4:38 pm  

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