Ancient World Now: The Gracchi, Part II

Click here for direct link to audio podcast Episode #61. The Pursuit of Caius Gracchus

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This episode takes a decidedly ugly turn as the common man shows his tendency to be easily manipulated by the crafty patrician senators. Alas, the noble Gracchi are powerless as the machine of Roman politics puts the pedal to the metal.

Here we see the faithful friends of Caius Gracchus attempting to stop the soldiers
from crossing the bridge.

Enjoy this last episode of the Gracchi, from Plutarch’s Lives for Boys & Girls, retold by W.H. Weston, and illustrated by W. Rainey, published in London & Edinburgh in the early 1900′s.

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