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To: Sherman Logan
What a comedown from Augustus...
61 posted on 09/24/2010 7:07:18 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: danielmryan

True. However, that’s what you can expect with an autocratic system with no rational method of succession.

This absence of a coherent method of determining the legitimate succession continued throughout the entire Roman and Byzantine periods and was, IMO, the single greatest factor in their decline and fall.

Even the western European primogeniture system was preferable to the half-assed inheritance crossed with coup system of the Romans.


65 posted on 09/24/2010 7:18:18 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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