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Ancient Rome The Rise And Fall Of An Empire: Revolution 2
February 7, 2008
Ancient, Rome, Tiberius, Gracchus, Revolution
Life of Tiberius Gracchus.
Rome was once a largely democratic society, with regular elections. This Republic lasted for 500 years, but then came Tiberius Gracchus. He believed in the ideals of the Republic - fairness, decency and justice for everyone -but was appalled by Rome's aristocrats' treatment of the poor. So he unleashed the power of the mob upon the streets of Rome, with devastating consequences.