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Plebs: Roman expression to describe a group of usually poor citizens.
The unified opposition was known as plebs and seems to have used the nickname as honorific title.
We may call this the 'new plebs': in fact, the urban proletariat as a political pressure group.
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 DDL --TRG (True Republican Governance)
Their treatment of the plebs (the Roman lower classes) and equites (Roman middle classes) was abyzmal.
The plebs were obviously enraged and saw that the only practical solution was to take matters into their own hands.
From precedent to precedent, Roman citizen lawmaking grew from being applicable only to the plebs themselves in its 449 BC beginnings, to applying to the whole nation after approval by the Senate, to being the supreme law-giving of the nation in 287 BC.
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Article 2 The Arminian law on the functions of the Aediles of the Plebs (lex Arminia de officiis aedilium plebis) of June 2, 2004 is abrogated and replaced by the present law.
Article 4 The only plebeians authorized to stand for the aedility of the Plebs are those who are able to prove that they have served for at least one year as Tribune of the Plebs, quaestor, curator, provincial governor, or assistant (scribe) to an Aedile of the Plebs.
The Tribunes of the Plebs shall convene the Senate for this purpose.
www.novaroma.org /tabularium/edicts/tribune-2005-01-23.html   (2475 words)

 Search Results for "Plebs"
...The history of the office of tribune is closely associated with the struggle of the plebs against the patrician class to achieve a more equitable position in the...
...of the laws of debt caused the temporary emigration of the general citizenry (the plebs, as distinct from the patricians) to the sacred mount, a hill NE of Rome....
The increasing number of plebs in office together with patricians gave rise to the nobiles, an aristocracy...
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 School Fights - School Fight Videos Daily
He was eventually picked on by the "toughest" bully (16) in the school, and stood up for himself: Scott told Cameron to meet him after school to settle things
Just my mates acting like plebs haha Decided to do out take on how the chavs in our school argue....
Craig beats the crap out of locus in the park outside of school
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for plebs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The history of the office of tribune is closely associated with the struggle of the plebs against the patrician class to achieve a more equitable position in the state.
When tribune (55 BC) of the plebs he proposed the Lex Trebonia by which Pompey obtained Spain, Crassus obtained Syria, and Caesar obtained Gaul and Illyricum.
While consul (495), his severe interpretation of the laws of debt caused the temporary emigration of the general citizenry (the plebs, as distinct
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 DDL -- SOTR Chapter 2
To deflect the plebs' rage, the patricians pomised a codification of laws to eliminate the abuses.
However, for the purposes of minimizing patrician abuse of plebs, the Twelve Tables were hollow law -- not solving the problems that the patricians claimed they would solve.
To their immense and eternal credit, the highly practical plebs of Rome required only a few short years to plan and take effective action on their own behalf.
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 The History of Rome, Vol. II
The plebs, satisfied with their victory, made the concession to the patricians that for the present all mention of consuls should be dropped.
By the joint consent of the senate and plebs a triumph was decreed to the Dictator.
It is asserted that one of the censors, one of the curule aediles, and three tribunes of the plebs fell victims, and in the population generally there was a corresponding proportion of deaths.
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 Plebs United Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Time and time again the Plebs make a slow start to the game, going one nil down early doors to a well placed shot into the bottom corner after poor communication and marking by the Plebs.
However the managers instincts ensured the Plebs were not going to lose this match as he started to cajole and demand that his team get forward and score goals.
All in all a good start for the plebs, who with a side containing as much depth as the plebs should be considering promotion as a pre-requisite of the season.
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 Plebs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
What seems clear is that the early history of the Republic is in large part the story of the "conflict of the orders," the struggle of the plebs to gain something like equal status with the patricians.
An early milestone in the rise of plebeian rights is usually taken to be the codification of Roman law in the 12 Tables of c.
By 287 BC the plebs was firmly integrated into the political committee; for example, resolutions of the plebeian assembly, plebiscita (whence our "plebiscite") were now binding on all Romans.
www.siu.edu /~dfll/classics/Johnson/Latin/Content/plebs.html   (395 words)

 Livy's History of Rome
It was, he said, useless for the consuls to hold out threats in the hope of distracting the attention of the plebs from the proposed law; as long as he was alive they should never hold a levy until the plebs had adopted the measures brought forward by himself and his colleagues.
If the plebs were allowed a respite from their menaces and entreaties, they would think of their own party when they went to vote, and by their united efforts would win office and power.
At the beginning of their year of office, a resolution was adopted by the senate empowering the tribunes to bring before the plebs at the earliest possible date the subject of an inquiry into the circumstances of the death of Postumius, and allowing the plebs to choose whom they would to preside over the inquiry.
mcadams.posc.mu.edu /txt/ah/Livy/Livy04.html   (21151 words)

 plebs - HighBeam Encyclopedia
plebs =people], general body of Roman citizens, as distinct from the patrician class.
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And it may be just what we need in these tempestuous times for gender roles, says dancer Milena Plebs of the traveling troupe Tango X 2.(VARIETY)
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 Tribune - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The magistracy of Tribune of the Plebs or Tribune of the people (Latin tribunus plebis) was established in 494 BC, about fifteen years after the traditional foundation of the Roman Republic in 509.
The tribunes of the plebs were elected by the Concilium Plebis.
When Lucius Cornelius Sulla was dictator he severely curtailed the tribunes of the plebs by invalidating their power of veto and making it illegal for them to bring laws before the Concilium Plebis without the Senate's consent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tribune_of_the_Plebs   (1070 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 896 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
They had been present at the battle, and they are mentioned among the other officers who were sur­rendered to the Samnites, when the Romans re­solved not to adhere to the agreement.
483, attempted to prevent the consuls Trom levying troops-till they carried into effect a division of the ager publicus among the plebs ; but this opposition was rendered of no effect, by the consuls with­drawing from the city and holding the levy outside the walls, at a mile beyond the gates* where the
19) as tribune of the plebs in b.c.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/2004.html   (963 words)

 Page Ten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
T he Tribunes of the Plebs (there were 10 of them) can prohibit action by the Plebs or by a magistrate.
A Tribune usually was using his tour in the office as a springboard to higher office and frequently the Tribunes were looking for a handout to fund future activity, and so the veto could be bought, and cheaply.
Tame tribune of the plebs and Demagogues work every time (Tame tribunes are more afraid of their patrons and the demagogue owns the mob).
home.comcast.net /~dicemanrick/Rules/page10.htm   (637 words)

 Plebs - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Plebs, common people of ancient Rome; one of the two elements making up the Roman nation, the other being the patricians or members of the original...
Coriolanus, Gnaeus Marcius : patricians and plebs, classes of Roman society
ordinary people, general public, masses, common herd, proletariat, populace, plebs, lower classes, public, commoners
ca.encarta.msn.com /Plebs.html   (98 words)

 Newbie's St. Patrick Coppers
Note that the S in PLEBS is small and the punctuation after is distant, it is almost touching the small cross on the far side of the church.
On the reverse the head of the snake is under the Q. Patrick's staff points to the serif on the horizontal stroke of the E in PLEBS.
The punctuation after PLEBS consists of three stops in the form of a triangle and is fairly worn.
www.nd.edu /~rarebook/coins/ColCoin/ColCoinText/StPat.6.html   (1011 words)

 FT December 2004: Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He condemns them as cowardly hares and geese, complains of their body odor and bad breath, and at his banishment dismisses them as a “common cry of curs.” His politics are profoundly antidemocratic.
The tribunes control the plebs and are as contemptuous of the people in their own way as Coriolanus is.
Early in the play, the patrician Menenius tells the plebs the parable of the stomach, in which all the organs of the body rebel against the stomach because, though “idle and inactive,” it gets the first share of all food.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft0412/opinion/leithart.htm   (981 words)

The patricians had originally a monopoly, or a near monopoly, on political and religious offices, but the plebs gained status by organizing itself and naming its own officers, tribunes, and by resorting to secessio, leaving Rome en masse, a sort of general strike.
By 287 BC the plebs was firmly integrated into the political community; for example, resolutions of the plebeian assembly, plebiscita (whence our "plebiscite") were now binding on all Romans.
The main area in which patricians retained privileges was in religion; certain priesthoods had to be at least 50% patrician, and a few select priests had to be patrician.
www.siu.edu /~dfll/classics/DMJ/Resources/Latinitas/Verba/plebs.html   (435 words)

 [EMLS 7.2 (September, 2001]: 2.1-32 Time for the Plebs in Julius Caesar
The importance of acknowledging the comic tone in the encounter between Cinna and the plebs lies in the fact that "the hitherto easy assumption that Cinna is the terrified victim of a frenzied mob cannot be taken for granted; the scene is, without straining against orthodox interpretative conventions, susceptible to alternative readings" (Visser 26).
Of course, the encounter of the plebs and Cinna is not an isolated incident.
Moreover, the calendar which provides the interpretive framework for the plebs is neither the Republican nor Caesar's; rather, it is, anachronistically, the traditional English ritual calendar, one which was under increasing pressure at the turn of the seventeenth century but had not yet altogether been transformed.
extra.shu.ac.uk /emls/07-2/holmjuli.htm   (6629 words)

 Livy's History of Rome
The interreges declined to hold the elections in consequence of the hostile attitude of the plebs, and the contest went on till the eleventh interregnum.
But he resolutely held to his purpose, and the tribunes, anxious to recover the rights of the plebs which were lost in the consular elections, assisted him to the utmost of their power.
Genucius, a tribune of the plebs, brought before them a measure declaring usury illegal, whilst other resolutions were adopted forbidding any one to accept re-election to the same office in less than ten years or fill two offices in the same year, and also that both consuls might legally be elected from the plebs.
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 Amazon.com: Plebs: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Plebs and Politics in the Late Roman Republic by Henrik Mouritsen (Hardcover - Jun 11, 2001)
The plebs itself was viewed with a certain disdain - until recently...
The living conditions of the urban plebs in Republican Rome (Latomus.
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 Istria on the Internet - History - Histri and Romans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The tribunes of the plebs held constant meetings of the Assembly with a view to preventing the election of consuls, and after bringing matters almost to the appointment of an interrex, they succeeded in getting consular tribunes elected.
Maecilius, who was tribune of the plebs for the fourth time, and M. Metilius, tribune for the third time; both had been elected in their absence.
They showed their indignation in the election of quaestors, and they had their revenge, for that was the first time that plebeians were elected quaestors, and so far did they carry their resentment, that out of the four who were elected one place only was left open for a patrician, viz., Kaeso Fabius Ambustus.
www.istrianet.org /istria/history/histri-romans/livy04-eng.htm   (21234 words)

 El tango es mi vida: the stars of the hit Tango X 2 have returned to tour the U.S. this fall - Milena Plebs and Miguel ...
The return of Plebs and Zotto this fall for a coast-to-coast U.S. tour, from Los Angeles in September to City Center in November, features their yet-grander-scaled Una Noche de Tango, originally commissioned by the prestigious Lyon Biennale de la Danse.
For example, at one extreme of Plebs and Zotto's versatile talents, their first dance on last season's Tango X 2 program featured their lightning, switchblade legs that interweave even as they duel.
But he knew tango music from his family and liked to sing it, and at seventeen he visited a tango club, became fascinated with the dancing, and began learning it from family and friends.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1083/is_n11_v71/ai_19961260   (914 words)

 Coriolanus: Part 2/2
One of the side-effects of the secession of the plebs was that no agricultural work had been done, and the campaign against the Volscians had left no opportunity for agriculture either.
The result was near-famine conditions in Rome, with the plebs bearing the brunt of the shortages.
In a fiery speech in the Senate, Coriolanus argued that here was an opportunity to pressurise the plebs into giving up the political gains they'd won as a result of their secession three years before.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/ancient_biographies/112219   (464 words)

 Coriolanus: Part 1/2
This was a time of frequent warfare between Rome and the neighbouring tribes, particularly the Sabines and the Volscians, and of internal political struggle between the aristocratic patricians and the common plebs.
Many of the plebs suffered during the wars because after their land had been raided by the enemy they had no option but to borrow money and then, when they were unable to repay the debt, they were imprisoned or enslaved.
The patricians had no choice but to negotiate and the institution of the tribunes of the plebs was founded to protect the plebs against oppression.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/18302/112216   (461 words)

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