History: plebian

Posted on Sun 17 April 2022 in history

The plebians were the large body of the lower classes in Rome. The plebians were independent, and generally did not have large landholdings. Although, the plebians did not hold the same right to govern as the patricians did initially. The efforts of some of the wealthier plebians, eventually allowed the plebian-class greater influence in Roman government. See patricians.