Secessio plebis

exercise of power by Rome's plebeian citizens

Secessio plebis (withdrawal of the commoners, or Secession of the Plebs) was an informal exercise of power by Rome's plebeian citizens, similar to a general strike.

The Secession of the People to the Mons Sacer, engraving by B. Barloccini, 1849.

QuotesEdit

  • The poor were wise, who, by the rich oppressed,
Withdrew, and sought a secret place of rest.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Wikipedia has an article about: