from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Gracchus.


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  • Cæsar, Pompey, Sulla and the Gracchi were the men who made Roman History, and their characters and actions are of living interest to-day.

    Mr. Edward Arnold's New and Popular Books, December, 1901

  • The eloquence of both the Gracchi was their great political weapon; that of Gaius was the most powerful in exciting feeling that had ever been known; and his death was mourned, even by fierce political opponents, as a heavy loss to Latin literature.

    Latin Literature

  • The Gracchi were a stern and ever-present reality; they were also a bright and gracious memory.

    A History of Rome During the Later Republic and Early Principate

  • Her sons were called the Gracchi; and they both became great men.

    Our Own Third Reader: for the Use of Schools and Families

  • Nobody knew who the "Gracchi" were, but they supposed that they must be some relatives of Virginia's who lived in Boston.

    Hepsey Burke

  • But he had such lots of other things to do -- his papers for the 'Gracchi' took up any amount of time -- and then history rather bored him.

    The Wooden Horse

  • Over on the misnamed Liberal Conspiracy blog 'Gracchi' proffers a serious and fair mi ...

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  • The conversation turned to the Gracchi, and we had an interesting conversatoin.

    Matthew Yglesias » Schools and Competition

  • Certainly the Romans themselves were keenly reverent of their ancestors, polishing the links to old families, the ideal the Gracchi, founders of Rome in 753 B.C., or even the more ancient Etruscans who lived in central Italy before Rome.

    Bird Cloud

  • Earlier, the Gracchi brothers were assassinated by the Patricians simply because they tried to keep the Patricians from stealing the huge amount of land belonging to the Republic — land acquired by the military efforts of common citizens in the Legions.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: The Case for Parliamentarism


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