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Marcus Fulvius Flaccus

At least two notable Romans were named Marcus Fulvius Flaccus.

The first, M. Fulvius Q.f. Flaccus, was a consul in 264 BC. He was considered to be the founder of the Flaccus branch of the gens[?] Fulvia[?].

The second, M. Fulvius M.f. Flaccus was an ally of the Gracchi. He became an administrator of the agrarian reform in 130 BC, and as a solution to the problem of land division among the allied cities, proposed Roman citizenship for the allies' citizens, thus introducing a question that vexed Roman politics for many years. Elected consul in 125 BC, the Roman Senate ordered him to assist Massilia[?] (modern Marseilles) against depredations of the Salluvii[?].

Flaccus conquered much of Gallia Narbonensis[?], and returned in triumph in 123. In 122 he became tribune along with Gaius Gracchus, and went to found a Roman colony, Colonia Junonia[?], on the ruins of Carthage. When he and Gracchus failed to win re-election in 121, Flaccus led a mass protest on the Aventine Hill, but the consul Lucius Opimius suppressed it brutally, killing Gracchus and Flaccus among many others.



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