The fermano Equitius: a case of “sebastianism” in Republican Rome
This paper attempts to analyze the role played by a controversial personage, Equitius, the alleged son of Tiberius Gracchus, as a case of “sebastianism” in critical circumstances of the Roman res publica in which it seemed that the prevailing system had entered into crisis. which led to a long period of political violence. Historical sources that take on new significance and thus reveal much more information about the events they narrate are reexamined from this point of view.
Keywords: Roman History, Cicero, Saturninus, Glaucia, Roman Revolution, Political Violence.
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