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As the election drew closer, it became completely clear that the wealthy had put their energies into supporting those candidates that were particularly hostile to Gracchus. Meanwhile, Gracchus saw that things would turn out ugly for him if he was not elected tribune for the following year, and so he called upon the farmers in the fields to come to Rome to vote. But it was summer, and they were busy, so at the last minute he was compelled to make an appeal to the urban population. He made the rounds, begging them to elect him tribune since, after all, he was assuming great risks on their account.
In addition to the Latin original, which is translated here, a Greek paraphrase was included on the inscription in Ancyra, for the benefit of the native Greek-speaking population in the East. The Res Gestae (literally “Things Done”), as the original document is commonly called after its Latin title, contains the information that Augustus wished to be memorialized about his life. As one might expect, it passes lightly over the controversial beginning of his career, his ruthless and bloody rise to power, and his participation in the creation of proscription lists (see Glossary) that marked for death many senators, among them Cicero.
During my fifth consulship [29 BC] I returned 35,000 pounds of crown-gold15 which the townships and colonies in Italy donated for my triumphs; after this, whenever I was hailed as victorious general, I refused to accept the crown-gold whenever townships and colonies voted to donate it as generously as they had before.  I presented gladiatorial games three times in my own name, five times in the name of my sons or grandsons; at these games around 10,000 men fought in the arena. 14. A type of general-purpose public building (see Glossary).
Ancient Rome - An Anthology of Sources by R. Scott Smith, Christopher Francese