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... who exercised their sacred functions about. the person of the emperor *.
Among those illustrious magistrates who were esteemed co-ordinate with each
other, the seniority of appointment - expedient of honorary codicils, the emperors,
They immediately exercised an act of jurisdićtion, by the manumission of a slave,
who was brought before them for that purpose; and the ceremony was intended
to represent the celebrated ačtion of the elder Brutus, the author of liberty and of ...
The family of Scaurus (a branch of the Patrician AEmilii) was degraded so low
that his father, who exercised the trade of a charcoal merchant, left him only ten
slaves, and somewhat less than three hundred pounds sterling. (Valerius
... jurisdiction which they had hitherto claimed and exercised over all the
departments of the palace. They were deprived by Constantine of all military
command, as soon as they had ceased to lead into the field, under their
immediate orders, ...
They inflicted corporal punishments, and they exercised, in capital offences, the
power of life and death. But they were not authorised to indulge the condemned
criminal with the choice of his own execution, or to pronounce a sentence of the ...
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Volume I It is a testament to the breadth of Gibbon's passion that his Decline and Fall, widely regarded as a literary monument, on reading appears merely to expatiate on some salient thoughts. The ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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No I have not read the whole thing. About a quarter of it. It features spectacular English and wonderful irony. It is long, but not boring by any means. I learned more about how religion operates in ... Vollständige Rezension lesen