Rome, grain, agriculture
The transition from Republic to Principate represents a significant moment in the history of Roman agriculture. The supply of food had been relatively constant for centuries, but many unprecedented issues caused by the rapidly expanding city needed to be addressed. This transitory period is characterized by many influential politicians, like the memorable Gracchi brothers, and many reforms made by other Roman leaders, ending with the beginning of the Empire under Augustus.The Gracchi and Augustus took great care with the food supply of the common citizens through a critical, turbulent time for both the political and social aspects of Roman life.
"The Gracchi and the Era of Grain Reform in Ancient Rome,"
Tenor of Our Times:
Vol. 6, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.harding.edu/tenor/vol6/iss1/6