For him, elites abandoned the customary culture, and it became largely plebeian after 1750.
Chiefly, such activities were processional - arrivals of ambassadors and potentates, with plebeian doings relegated to the wings.
This came with being a writer ‘of plebeian origin’.
After 1848 plebeian intellectuals and activists in Ashton and other localities retreated into the quietist world of democratic dinners, lectures, and education.
He was plebeian aedile 199 and praetor 198, when he may have carried the Porcian law which extended the right of provocatio (appeal to the people against the action of a magistrate) to cases of scourging.
At the heart of the movement was a small but determined band of plebeian intellectuals and activists who organized and led the movement and linked it up to national leaders and organizations.
In short, the existence of a long tradition of plebeian radicalism and its cultural and institutional expression are undoubtedly of great significance.
In the working-class saloons that lined the roughest sections of late nineteenth-century Chicago, refusing a man's treat violated rules of plebeian sociability and thus frequently triggered brawls.
For the moment then, the TV executive who discriminated against me because of my plebeian roots is probably safe to continue discriminating against other cheeky upstarts.
This is a point of view which is all too familiar and one which, to use a distressingly plebeian phrase, gets right up my nose.