The Comparison of Tiberius and Caius Gracchus with Agis and Cleomenes
to abrogate that law, engaged them both in those fatal quarrels, the
one, for his own preservation, the other, to revenge his brother's
death, who was murdered without any law or justice?
From the account, therefore, which has been given, you yourself may
perceive the difference; which if it were to be pronounced of every
one singly, I should affirm Tiberius to have excelled them all in
virtue; that young Agis had been guilty of the fewest misdeeds; and
that in action and boldness Caius came far short of Cleomenes.