Most of Cornelia’s children died young, but two, Tiberius and Gaius, grew up to become the famous reformers of Rome’s agrarian laws. When the two were still young boys, Cornelia once received at her house a wealthy Roman lady, who proudly showed off her jewelry to her hostess. She then challenged Cornelia to show off her own jewels. Cornelia gestured toward her sons, who had just entered the room. “These are my jewels,” she said.