History: patricians

Posted on Sun 03 April 2022 in history

The patricians were the Roman aristocratic class who's heritage could be traced back to the Senators appointed during the Roman period of monarchic rule. The patricians were the upper-class aristocratic citizens of Rome who had significant power and influence in government. The patricians were wealthy and generally held large portions of land. The patricians were thought to have certain privileges that allowed them to rule the government. See plebians.