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The Gaius Gracchus Aventine escape

One of the most reliable versions of Gaius Gracchus death is that related by Plutarch.

According to historian, after embracing his wife one last time Licinia, who vainly he tried to dissuade him from surrender to those who had already killed his brother Tiberio, the tribune of the people went completely disarmed Aventine.

Now hunted by trackers, and realizing there was no way out, the brave Roman politician decided to be killed by Filocrate, his faithful servant, that soon after, eager to follow to the end the beloved master of sharing the tragic fate, committed suicide.

The year was 121 a.C. (Photo gives: romanoimpero.com).