See also:FLACCUS, grandnephew of the first
See also:Quintus, lived in the times of the Gracchi, of whom he was a strong supporter . After the
See also:death of Tiberius
See also:Gracchus (133 B.C.) he was appointed in his place one of the commission of three for the distribution of the
See also:land . He was suspected of having had a
See also:hand in the sudden death of the younger Scipio (129), but there was no
See also:direct evidence against him . When
See also:consul in 125, he proposed to confer the
See also:Roman citizenship on all the
See also:allies, and to allow even those who had not acquired it the right of
See also:appeal to the popular
See also:assembly against penal judgments . This proposal, though for the
See also:time successfully opposed by the
See also:senate, eventually led to the Social War . The attack made upon the Massilians (who were allies of Rome) by the Salluvii (Salyes) afforded a convenient excuse for sending Flaccus out of Rome: After his return in
See also:triumph, he was again sent away (122), this time with
See also:Gaius Gracchus to
See also:Carthage to found a colony, but did not remain absent long . In T21 the disputes between the optimates and the party of Gracchus culminated in open hostilities, during which Flaccus was killed, together with Gracchus and a number of his supporters . It is generally agreed that Flaccus was perfectly honest in his support of the Gracchan reforms, but his hot-headedness did more harm than
See also:good to the cause .
See also:Cicero (
See also:Brutus, 28) speaks of him as an orator of moderate
See also:powers, but a diligent student . See
See also:Livy, Epit . 59-61; Val . Max. ix .
5 . I ; Vell . Pat. ii . 6;
See also:Bell . Civ. i . 18, 21, 24.26; Plutarch, C . Gracchus, 10 . 13; also A . H . J . Greenidge, Hist. of Rome (1904), and authorities quoted under GRACCHUS .
JULES MARCOU (1824-1898)
MARCUS AEMILIUS SCAURUS
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