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The LIBRARY is opened every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons,
from 3 to 6 in Summer, and 3 to 5 in Winter ;-also every Saturday forenoon, from
10 to 1 o'clock. No person shall be allowed to go within the railing, or to take
I have not taken any notice of the two inferior ranks, Perfečissimus, and Egregius,
which were given to many persons, who were not raised to the senatorial dignity.
gave 79 Cod. Theodos. 1. vi. tit. vi. The rules of 34 THE DECLINE AND FALL ...
They yielded only to the transient superiority of the annual consuls; but they
enjoyed the pre-eminence over all the great officers of state, with the most
familiar access to the person of the prince. This honourable rank was bestowed
on them for ...
... and finally suppressed by Constantine, the praefects, who survived their fall,
were reduced without difficulty to the station of useful and obedient ministers.
When they were no longer responsible for the safety of the emperor's person,
According to the plan of government instituted by Diocletian, the four princes had
each their Praetorian praefect; and, after the monarchy was once more united in
the person of Constantine, he still continued to create the same number of Four.
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