plebians


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plebians

A Roman central citizen class with self-administrative rights.
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The Venetians, if their achievements are considered, will be seen to have acted safely and gloriously so long as they sent to war their own men, when with armed gentlemen and plebians they did valiantly.
The former, in which the people voted by centuries, was so arranged as to give a superiority to the patrician interest; in the latter, in which numbers prevailed, the plebian interest had an entire predominancy.
She was a large, sleek, gray-and-white cat, with an enormous dignity which was not at all impaired by any consciousness of her plebian origin.
Tourists may think of the Italian capital as the Eternal City, but the criminal elite in this 10-part se P cr series describe Rome as: 'Patricians, plebians politicians, criminal whores and priests.
To corporate power brokers, Farage, a former banker, is almost "one of us", a useful temporary distraction for the plebians.
In order to reconstruct how Weber systematically conducts this mode of causal analysis and civilizational comparison in his essays and working notes on the rise of the world religions, despite their often fragmented, incomplete, and vague character, Kalberg devotes a series of illuminating chapters to Weber's account of how the Confucian ethic of the tao (world adjustment and affirmation) furnishes the organizing principle of clan piety and patrimonial bureaucracy; how the Hindu ethic of the dharma (divinely ordered tasks and responsibilities) justifies caste alliances and systems of inheritance; and how the Judaic ethic of the berith (covenant, treaty, or oath) informs the conduct of a civic stratum of plebians and the messianic worldview of prophets.
As everyone knows, wars are fought by gentlemen, even if the bulk of its victims always be plebians or, as we now say, "collateral damage.
The carpenter, with his leather apron and his ruler, and the cobbler who mends bad soles are the voices of Shakespeare's neighbors in the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon or in the back streets around Shakespeare's Globe theater, not Roman plebians.
The pathetic excuses of the plebians are even more horrifying than the violence they are trying to cover.
Brutus and Cassius occupied this lower level as they gazed upon the new dictator, with plebians scattering about them or descending to the main stage.
This epic story shows the struggle between the lower class, plebians, and the upper class, patricians, through the generations of the Roman Republic.