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In a similar vein, Champlin argues that celebrations like the banquet of Tigellinus and the canal from Lake Avernus to the Tiber were intended to bring the upper-class delights of Baiae to the urban proletariate of Rome.
Wage Labour and Social Change: The Proletariate in Asia and the Pacific.
In the historical context of the 1840s-50s, these strategies must be seen as part of emerging class interests in the struggle for control over key forces of production - whether as 'tribal' hapu currently benefiting in this struggle while turning over a portion of their surplus production to capitalist interests; as hapu breaking up into alliances or assimilation with more successful others; or as hapu breaking up in merger with such established class interests as merchants, labour agents, peasants, rural and urban proletariate.