VERY GOOD CONDITION
This sale is for a vintage hardback edition entitled “Daggers in the Forum,” subtitled, “The Revolutionary Lives and Violent Deaths of the Gracchus Brothers,” by Keith Richardson, with 3 maps.
It was published by Book Club Associates of London, in 1976.
The Gracchi brothers, Tiberius and Gaius, were Roman plebeian nobiles who both served as tribunes in the late 2nd century BC. They attempted to pass land reform legislation that would redistribute the major patrician landholdings among the plebeians, in addition to other reform measures. Generally considered to be among the most significant of the populares (aristocratic leaders in the late Roman Republic who relied on the people's assemblies and tribunate to acquire political power), the Gracchi have been considered the founding fathers of both socialism and populism. After achieving some early success, both were assassinated for their efforts.
The contents include:
· Born into a Legend
· A Proud Heritage
· Tiberius Goes to War
· The Storm Breaks
· Land For the People
· The Reign of Tiberius Gracchus
· Massacre on Capitol Hill
· A Showdown With Scipio
· Gaius Takes Up the Cause
· Revolutionary Power
· Vision of Empire
· The Tide Turns
· End of an Era
· Daggers in the forum
· The Fatal Legacy
o List of Consuls
o The Families
o Select Bibliography
o The Mediterranean World
o The Centre of Rome
The book measures 8.75 inches x 5.55 inches and has 244 pages.
Book condition: Very Good. Dust-jacket condition: Very Good. The book is in very good neat and clean condition for its age in a dust jacket that is similarly in very good condition for its age, with a little browning to the jacket. The binding is very good with no loose or missing pages. There are NO inscriptions/book-plates and NO other ink or pencil markings in the book. No tears or (price) clipped corners.
A wonderful vintage edition.
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