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Mother of Gracchii

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Gracchi brothers
The Gracchi brothers

Valerius Maximus, a Roman writer from the 1st century CE, author of a collection of anecdotes in 9 books about famous deeds and sayings Factorum et dictorum memorabilium libri novem mentions one interesting anecdote from his life Cornelia, mother of the famous Gracchi brothers. Well, one day she hosted a patrician who flaunted her rich jewellery at every step.

Cornelia let her talk about her precious treasures until her sons entered the house. Then Cornelia was to say, “Here are my treasures”.

  • Valerius Maximus, Factorum et dictorum memorabilium libri novem

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