Flashcards in Gaius Gracchus And Fulvius Flaccus Deck (9)
Commission continues to work - Tiberius and father-in-law replaced by Flaccus and Carbo (120 BCE).
Allies complained about land appropriation.
129 BCE - attempt to stop the redistribution of allied help ager publicus.
Efforts held in 125 BCE by Flaccus to give allies who wanted it Roman citizenship or provocatio.
Problems with the sources
Appear is not interested in complexities as it would complicate his narrative.
Basics about Gaius Gracchus
Quaestor in 126 in Sardinia
Elected tribune in 123 and 122
Prevented capital trials without consent of the assembly - deprivation of citizens rights without trial, retroactive was aimed at Populius Laenas.
Lex Agraria, lex frumentaria, lex iudiciaria, ended deductions for soldiers clothing, built roads across Italy, offered citizenship to the latins.
Rent on land allotted, some ager publicus exempt from redistribution, proposed colonies
State sells grain once a month at below standard price
Made judges in civil and criminal trials 1/3 senatorial and 2/3 equestrian.
Roman state puts up for auction the right to collect taxes. The highest bidder pays lump sum to the state. Then they attempt to cover their investment by collecting money or goods from the province.