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Our emperors today are a group of bipartisan pro-amnesty elites, supported by a lawless judiciary and corrupt bureaucracy and cheered on by a leftist media at every turn.
There will be a formal meeting with the Japanese emperor and adulation for Ivanka.
Over the last 300 years, 2 Place Vendôme has been home to courtiers and royals, including the future emperor Napoléon III.
By striking with exemplary violence at Burnswark, the emperor may have hoped to claim a quick success and subdue difficult tribes along its northern frontier.
The emperor of China built the biggest, longest Great Wall.
Unlike the 12-cylinder Toyota Century, the Crown has never shuttled the Japanese emperor or aspired to any level of royalty.
Clint Johnson plays the young emperor, Saturninus, as a vain and dandified brat.
Eventually, the heads were sold, via France, to the U.S. antiquities markets, with the emperor’s head acquired by a private citizen and the Drusus piece by the museum, the police official said.
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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.”
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