Quora Question:Why did Tiberius Gracchus Promote Land Reform in the face of Roman Senatorial Opposition?

Tiberius Gracchus was the son of Cornelia, the Mother of the Gracchi, and the grandson of Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, the Roman general who defeated Hannibal and ended the sixteen year long Second Punic War. Cornelia was married to Tiberius Gracchus the Elder. She bore twelve children, but only three of them, Tiberius, Gaius, and […]

My new book, Sempronia the Sister of the Gracchi is Now Available on Amazon

My second book, Sempronia, the Sister of the Gracchi, has just been published by Create Space. This is a  short work which tells the story of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus, Roman reformers of the second century B.C., through the eyes of their sister Sempronia. Sempronia is described by ancient historians as “unlovely, unloving, and unloved.”  […]

Notable Women of The Roman Republic-Aemilia Paulla

                        Notable Women of the Roman Republic: Aemilia Paulla   Lucius Aemilius Paullus was one of the two Roman Consuls in 216 B.C. when the disastrous battle of Cannae took place. Killed in the battle, he left a widow and at least two young children. His son, Lucius Aemilius Paullus was born around 228 B.C., […]