Monte Sacro

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Monte Sacro (Latin:Mons Sacer) is a hill in Rome, Italy on the banks of the river Aniene, some kilometres to the north-east of the Campidoglio. It popularly derives its name from being the site of rituals by augurs or haruspices and gives its name to Rome's Monte Sacro quarter.

History[edit]

Plebeian revolt (494 BC)[edit]

In 494 BC a class struggle took place in ancient Rome during which the lower class plebs seceded from the city and made camp on Mons Sacer. The secession led to a negotiated settlement with the upper class patricians, and as a result the plebeians were given increased rights including the right to elect their own magistrates, named tribunes.

Coordinates: 41°56′27″N 12°31′57″E / 41.9408°N 12.5325°E / 41.9408; 12.5325