Gaius Gracchus


However, what vexed the people more than this or anything else was the erection of a temple of Concord by Opimius; for it was felt that he was priding himself and exulting and in a manner celebrating a triumph in view of all this slaughter of citizens. Therefore at night, beneath the inscription on the temple, somebody carved this verse: "A work of mad discord produces a temple of Concord."

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from Plutarchus: Parallel Lives (Volume X. Agis and Cleomenes. Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus. Philopoemen and Flamininus), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 102, translated by Bernadotte Perrin, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1921, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.