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The stories of the plebians Isidoro and Rosalia surround the tale of the painter Clerici (who, in the fiction, is converted into a Milanese antiquarian from the Age of the Enlightenment who sets out to travel in Sicily) and undermine what the painter might argue is a naturalistic rendering of the reality of the Island.
32) In his Dell'origine e fundation de" Seggi di Napoli (Naples, 1644) Camillo Tutini distinguished between the Neapolitan people ("popolo") and the (anti-noble) plebians, claiming that the former had governed the city together with the nobility since 1495 (a system threatened by the anti-noble plebians).
Thompson has shown, the transition from pre-industrial plebians to a working class was a fragmented process, with defence of customary rights and ritualized forms of protest playing a critical role in resistance to the new order.
As long as one scrubs up terribly well for those funny old costume drama thingies and the covers of those common magazines the plebians love so.
This commentarius style was commonly used for military and official correspondence with the Senate, and reflects Caesar's main purpose of keeping the Senate and aristocracy, as well as the plebians who were his largest supporters, continually informed of his military actions.
Only lately have some citizens groups vowed to help plebians gain footholds on the sand.
1] Instead, their spokesperson, Abbess Chiara Dona of the convent of Le Vergini, complained that "where all used to be noble, there are now installed nuns of another order, following a different rule and wearing a different habit -- base-born women, Greeks and plebians to boot.
In an attempt to maintain the Elizabethan flavour, and also a contemporary resonance, the plebians scattered through the crowd are dressed in modern clothes while the senators are dressed as Elizabethans and Romans, depending on how badly they are behaving.
Jogging mythical memory reveals, of course, that the Roman cult of Diana - goddess of the chase - was explicitly connected with the lower classes, plebians and slaves, who were responsible for her elevation into the pantheon.
The plebians are constantly making claims on the patricians in the patricians' own terms - to be good patrons, to reward loyalty.
The Plebians point out that, although prior to the Rebellion scholars on the Left contended their way would produce the fairest outcome for each individual, the Left never identified an instance where the State's interest was more important than the individual's right to an exemption, except where the individual applying for the exemption was not a member of an "enlightened" group.