21. Study Questions Copy

This was the tension and unrest that occurred between the patricians and the plebeians between 494 and 287 BC.

The main problem appears to be the demands for land and debt reform by the plebeians was largely ignored by the patricians, who were keen to hold onto (and increase) their own privileges.

That they may be fictional and acted as an embodiment of the patrician greed that led to the conflict between the social orders.

Tribune of the plebs. It was an office that was designed to protect the plebs from being oppressed by the patricians.


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