Patricians in Ancient Rome

According to Livy, the first 100 men appointed as senators by Romulus were referred to as “fathers” (“patres”). Introduction The patricians (from Latin: patricius) were originally a group of ruling class families in ancient Rome. The distinction was highly significant in the early Republic, but its relevance waned after the Conflict of the Orders (494 BC to 287 BC), and by the time of the[…]