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 fasces on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
FASCES [fasces] [Lat.,=bundles], ancient Roman symbol of the regal and later the magisterial authority.
The fasces were cylindrical bundles of wooden rods, tied tightly together, from which an axe projected; they were borne by guards, called lictors, before praetors, consuls, proconsuls, dictators, and emperors.
Roman Republicans, fasces and festivals: the French occupation of Rome, 1798-99, from the archives of the Museo Napoleonico.
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 Fascism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since the 1990s, however, there has been a growing move toward some rough consensus reflected in the work of Payne, Eatwell, Griffin, and Paxton.
The word "fascism" comes from fascio (plural: fasci), which may mean "bundle," as in a political or militant group or a nation, but also from the fasces (rods bundled around an axe), which were an ancient Roman symbol of the authority of magistrates.
The Italian Fascisti were also known as Black Shirts for their style of uniform incorporating a fl shirt (See Also: political colour).
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 Fasces at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was carried before a magistrate, in a number corresponding to his rank, in public ceremonies and inspections.
It is a sort of cylinder, made of wood branches tied together around an axe.
In the 1920s it became the symbol of Italian Fascism.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Vatican as a Scientific Institute
In 1798 the contents of the archive were transferred to the Vatican, where they received special quarters under the name of "Archivio di Castello", and are still kept separate.
In the capsul and fasces of this archive a great variety of things are treated.
Giovanni Mercati published the fascicles 5, 7, 11, 12, and 15: (1) "Note di letteratura biblica e cristiana antica"; (2) "Antiche reliquie ambrosiano-romane, con un excursus sui frammenti dogmatici ariani del Mai"; (3) "Varia Sacra: Fasc.
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 FLOWER DELIVERY Colorado CO | Colorado FTD Florist | Colorado Flower Shop
COAT OF ARMS: The upper portion of a heraldic shield shows three snow-capped mountains surrounded by clouds;the lower portion has a miner's pick and shovel, crossed.
Above the shield are an eye of God and a Roman fasces, symbolizing the republican form of government; the state motto is below.
FLAG: Superimposed on three equal horizontal hands of blue, white, and blue is a large red "C" encircling a golden disk.
www.wesleyberryflowers.com /flowers_CO_colorado.html   (847 words)

 Coin Market Slang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Refers to fully separated and distinct cross bands on the reverse fasces of a Mercury dime.
A coin's price can more than double in value if this feature is full.
Fully rounded cross bands on the reverse fasces of a Mercury dime.
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