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[3] The people were pleased at this and gave their consent, honouring Cornelia no less on account of her sons than because of her father; indeed, in after times they erected a bronze statue of her, bearing the inscription: ‘Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi.’ There are on record also many things which Caius said about her in the coarse style of forensic speech, when he was attacking one of his enemies: ‘What,’ said he, ‘dost thou abuse Cornelia, who gave birth to Tiberius?’

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