Nelson's Encyclopaedia Volume 9

Nelson's Encyclopaedia Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...admission to the senate originally depended purely on nomination by the magistrate. By the 4th century B.C., however, the practice had grown up that ex-u_s2stors and ex-magistrates of igher rank were called t0_iJ1e senate; and after 351 13.0. this became the regular practice. I'he office was lifelong; the term could only be cut short by exclusion by the censors, usually on the ground of immorality. Augustus made the senatorship hereditary. In carly days the 315 number of the senate was about 300; Sulla's reform raised it to 500 or 600; Julius Caesar increased it to 1,000, but Augustus reduced it to its old figure. Senators wore a distinctive tunic with a broad Eur le stripe, and a particular 'ndJ of shoe ornamented with a crescent in front. They shared with knights the privilege of wearing gold rings. See E. Herzog's Gcachilchle uml System der riimischm Stoolsverfassung (2 vols. 1884-91), and Villems's Le Senat de la Republiquc Romaine (3 vols. 1878-85). In modern times the senate is the upper house of legislature in France, Italy, Canada, the United States, etc. The term senate is also applied to the governing bodies of some universities. Sendai, tn., on E. coast of Honshiu, Japan, 2:20 in. by rail: '.N.E. of Tokyo; has trade in fish and salt. Po 100,231. Seneca. la e, New York state. U.S.A.; is of glacial origin, is long and narrow, is drained by Seneca R. to Lake Ontario, and is 35 m. long by from 1 to 3 in. broad. Seneca. (l.)lIARCUS Ass/ens Ssui-: cA(c. 61 B.C. to after 30A.l).), rhetorician, was ii native of Corduba in Spain. He spent some time at Rome early in the reign of Augustus, and afterwards returned to Spain. His literary efforts were confined to the popular rhetoric of the day, and his extant...show more

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  • Paperback | 546 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 962g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236785002
  • 9781236785008