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Li's meeting with Emperor Akihito will be the first time one of China's top leaders has met with the 84-year-old Japanese emperor since then-Vice President Xi Jinping met him in Tokyo in 2009.
In the year 325, beginning on May 20—there are no accidents—Constantine, emperor of the remnants of Rome, called roughly 300 Christian bishops to the town of Nicea, about 85 miles southeast of Istanbul.
Whether consciously or not, the physician and patient are enacting a ritual of domination and submission, much like the kowtowing required in the presence of a Chinese emperor.
Prior job: Investment banker, chairman of WL Ross & Co. LLC Fun fact: Ross has been given honors by former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and Akihito, the emperor of Japan, for his financial help with both countries, according to his biography.
Above: Roman marble portrait head of the emperor Augustus.
Mark Zuckerberg, emperor of a technologized global community, has become an accidental political philosopher.
The Cavalryman is one of 10 terracotta figures discovered from the 3rd century mausoleum of China’s first emperor that are on loan to the museum through March 4.
For thousands of years this joint has been used—from furniture unearthed in ancient Egypt to tombs of Chinese emperors.
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Did You Know?
The words emperor, caesar, czar, and Kaiser all go back to one source: the title of the first Roman emperor, Imperator Caesar Augustus. Augustus was the adopted son of the Roman general and ruler Julius Caesar and he took the name Caesar as part of his official name. Later Roman emperors did the same, and thus caesar came to mean “an emperor of Rome.” The word caesar was borrowed into German and other Germanic languages as Kaiser, which is how we get the word kaiser for “a ruler in Germany.” Through the Russian word tsar, which also came from kaiser, we got our word czar, meaning “a ruler in Russia.” The word emperor can be traced through French to Latin imperator. Imperator was a title given to great Roman generals and meant “commander,” from the verb imperare “to command.”
Origin and Etymology of emperor
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Definition of emperor for English Language Learners
: a man who rules an empire
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