Marcus Livius Drusus
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Mamercus Aemilius Lepidus Livianus
Drusus was set up as tribune of the plebs by the Senate in 122 BC to undermine Gaius Gracchus' land reform bills. To do this (according to the record of Appian), he proposed creating twelve colonies with 3,000 settlers each from the poorer classes, and relieving rent on property distributed since 133 BC. He also said the Latin allies should not be mistreated by Roman generals, which was the counteroffer to Gaius' offer of full citizenship. These were known as the Leges Liviae, but they were never enacted, because the Senate simply wanted to draw support away from Gracchus.
Their plan was successful, and Drusus had just enough support to veto Gaius' bill.
Drusus was married to a Cornelia, they had three known children:
G. Caecilius Metellus Caprarius
Gn. Papirius Carbo
| Consul of Rome
With: Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus
P. Cornelius Scipio Nasica
L. Calpurnius Bestia
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