Lacking high station or birth
The common people.
Such an immigrant, therefore, must have become at once a free plebeian citizen of Rome.
Incidentally this involved an extension of plebeian privilege in two directions.
But the Kabuki-za and its yakusha (actors) remained always a plebeian institution.
If so, there would be no place in Athens for those great plebeian houses, once patrician in some other commonwealth, out of which the later Roman nobilitas was so largely formed.
The nobles not only had privileges of rank and dignity, but substantial power over the plebeian or peasant class (macehualli).
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