name given to members of the old-established upper class in ancient Rome
A patrician was a member of the upper class in the two social classes in Ancient Rome. They were rich and powerful. The other class was the plebeian class.
- Kurt Raaflaub, ed. Social Struggles in Archaic Rome: New Perspectives on the Conflict of the Orders (Blackwell Publishing, 2005)
- Gary Forsythe, 2005, A Critical History of Early Rome. University of California Press.
- Kenny Zeng, 2007, A History Of Ancient and Early Rome