More stuff for the classicists
OK, so I'm re-reading Appian on the Gracchi for tomorrow's class. BTW, can I tell you how absolutely thrilled I was yesterday when, in my freshman-level class, I finished talking about the Punic Wars with a summary of results, one of which was of course the increase of slave labor and the growth of latifundia in a problematic way, and a student in the back of the room held up Appian and said, "Is that what's going on here in this document?" But I digress, as usual.
So, internets, here is my question (and I would look some of this stuff up in the appropriate prosopographia, but I don't teach at a place that has such things): is/how is the tribune Marcus Octavius ousted by Ti. Sempronius Gracchus related to the C. Octavius later adopted by C. Iulius Caesar? Also (and this is a probably dumb question to which I am embarrassed I don't already know the answer) is Scipio Aemilianus' wife, Sempronia, Cornelia's daughter and sister to the Gracchi? And really -- I think I did use to know this stuff, but my synapses aren't firing that well these days.* Thanks in advance!
Oh -- and for the English language people: Does English have an actual subjunctive, or just a conditional?
*er ... OTOH, I played pub trivia the other night for the first time and weeks, and came up with Fifty-Cent's real name (actually the other way round -- but Fitty-Cent?) and argued my teammates out of saying that profiteroles were made of puff pastry, because I was sure it was paté choux. Go figure. I came out with more money than I walked in with, and that's what counts!