Cornelia to Gaius Gracchus

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  • Crnelia to Gaius Gracchus
    • Gaius Gracchus is seeking to work for the Tribunate (council to support peasants.)
      • His mother Cornelia disapproves of this, as Gaius's brother was a part of the tribunate and was killed for being involved in it.
        • Hence the letter is about his mother urging him to not join the tribunate. As she does not want to lose another son.
    • Cornelia is very outspoken for her son which is unusual for a Roman woman.As in a Roman family dynamic the eldest responsible male would speak on such matters.
    • Cornelia tells her son that he can do as he wishes when she has died, but she does not want to see his downfall while she is living.

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