Secessio plebis

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

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

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