13) extols his fame for rebuilding the desolate city of Jerusalem and for raising up fresh homes for the downtrodden people.
As the conquerors swept away the Roman fiscal system, which the Visigoths had retained, and replaced it by a poll tax (which was not levied on old men, women, children, cripples or the very poor) and a land tax, the gain to the downtrodden serfs of the fisc was immense.
A standard bearer for the rights of the truly downtrodden.
Harvey Pekar, the hilariously downtrodden Cleveland comic book artist, is the subject of AMERICAN SPLENDOR, titled after Pekar's autobiographical series.
When she arrived at the Women's Refuge, she was very downtrodden.