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  The Merchant of Venice and The Second Tetralogy
But while Henry is first presented as the embodiment of sophrosyne (moral balance) in the tragic component of the ritual pattern, his aspect as winter interrex in the comic pattern immediately emerges.
The status of Henry IV as seasonal interrex in the ritual drama pattern is historicized through the monarchist principle that a usurper is not a divinely anointed, and therefore legitimate, king, but his heir, having been created by divine rather than human will, resumes the interrupted divine right of the crown.
While Henry IV is not slain by his successor, the ritual performance is approximated in Hal’s taking of the crown from his supposedly dead father who accuses him of wishing him dead.
phoenixandturtle.net /excerptmill/upch3.htm   (2849 words)

  Interrex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Interrex or "inter-rex" (Latin; plural, interreges) was literally a ruler "between kings." He was in effect a short-term regent.
The office of Interrex is said to have been instituted on the death of Romulus, when the senate wished to share the sovereign power among themselves instead of electing a king.
Traditionally the role of interrex fell since 1572 to the Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland of the Roman Catholic Church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Interrex   (552 words)

 Interregnum - LoveToKnow 1911
Though originally and specifically confined to the sphere of sovereign authority, the term is commonly used by analogy in other connexions for any suspension of authority, during which affairs are carried on by specially appointed persons.
The term originated in Rome during the regal period when an interrex was appointed (traditionally by the senate) to carry on the government between the death of one king and the election of his successor (see Rome: History, ad init.).
It was subsequently used in Republican times of an officer appointed to hold the comitia for the election of the consuls when for some reason the retiring consuls had not done so.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Interregnum   (352 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Though originally and specific-ally confined to the sphere of sovereign authority, the term is commonly used by analogy in other connexions for any suspension of authority, during which affairs are carried on by specially appointed persons.
6o), Spurius Lucretius held the comitia as interrex, and from that time down to the Second Punic War such officers were from time to time appointed.
Thenceforward there is no record of the office till 82 B.C., when the senate appointed an interrex to hold the comitia which made If the values of u occurring in (21) or (22) are u°, up, uy,.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /correction/edit?content_id=34991&locale=en   (396 words)

 Ancient Rome - MSN Encarta
For example, the interrex was originally an official whose name derived from his duty of performing religious ceremonies in the interregnum or period between the reigns of different kings.
The interrex survived in the republic as an official who presided over elections when both consuls had died or been killed.
Early Rome was ruled by kings who had wide military and judicial powers and represented the people to their gods.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552589_3/Ancient_Rome.html   (1815 words)

 (Poland: History of its Elective Democracy)
The irregular manner in which Augustus II Wettin attained the kingship, by contesting the outcome of the election by force of arms and by overriding the Interrex, started off his administration on the wrong foot, set the public against him, and contributed to an almost complete breakdown of cooperation between the Seym and the 'Elect'.
In 1733 Interrex Theodore Potocki was able to persuade the Convocation Seym of that year to exclude all foreigners from candidacy, while "preserving all other provisions of a free election." This did not prevent Augustus III Wettin to press his claim right then.
The powers of the Interrex developed to include the right to summon the three Seyms in the royal election sequence: the Convocation Seym, the Election Seym, and the Coronation Seym, to receive and dismiss foreign ambassadors, and to make any other executive decisions that the situation demanded.
info-poland.buffalo.edu /JJ.html   (11665 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, page 645   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The comitia were,, as a general rule, not held by the first interrex; more usually by the second or third (Liv.
429 ; Walter, §§ 55, 131.) For this reason, as well as on account of the influence which the interrex exerted in the election of the magis­trates, we find that the tribunes of the plebs were strongly opposed to the appointment of an interrex.
53 and 52, in the latter of which years an interrex held the comitia, in which Pompey was appointed sole consul.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-dgra/0652.html   (977 words)

 The Interrex (Book of the Crow S.) Book at Shop Ireland
Interrex.'" In the continuing battle between the Makers and The Watch, Galen the Keeper, tapping into the Crow, (the Order's legendary powerhouse) is charged with an irresistible energy.
But Carys has to fight back too, not just for her life, but for the identity taken from her and re-moulded by the Watch, all those years ago.
Interrex is the second title in The Book of the Crow sequence by leading fantasy writer Catherine Fisher, who is also author of The Snow-Walker Sequence, The Conjuror's Game, Fintan's Tower, The Candle Man and Belin's Hill.
www.shopireland.ie /books/detail/0099263947/The-Interrex-(Book-of-the   (550 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, page 991   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Interrex presided over the comitia curiata, which was assembled for the election of the king.
He had previously agreed with the senate upon the person who was to be proposed to the comitia as king ; for it is inconceivable that he had the absolute power of selecting whatever person he chose, as Dionysius states in some passages.
The person whom the senate had selected was proposed by the interrex to the people in a regular
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 Companion: Asconius: notes
The interrex is Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, a lieutenant of Caesar’s who would become with Antony and Octavian the third member of the Second Triumvirate.
The office of interrex (literally “between kings”) arose after the death of Romulus; the interregnum, a period of five days, was the time that elapsed until another king could be elected.
During the late Republic, an interrex was selected to hold the comitia to elect the consuls when the consuls in office were unable to do so themselves.
www.cnr.edu /home/sas/araia/AsconiusPiso_notes.html   (336 words)

 ANCIENT - Online Information article about ANCIENT
By the patres an interrex is appointed, who in turn nominates a second; by him, or even by a third or fourth interrex, a new king is selected in consultation with the patres.
By the rex or' the interrex the question was put, and the voting took place curiatim, the curiae being called up in turn.
Their right to elect magistrates was apparently limited to the acceptance or rejection of the king proposed by the interrex.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /ALM_ANC/ANCIENT.html   (6145 words)

 interrex - OneLook Dictionary Search
We found 9 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word interrex:
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interrex : The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=interrex&ls=a   (118 words)

 Wikinfo | List of Kings of Rome
The city was ruled by an interrex who had the power to nominate the next King.
The interrex was nominated by the Senate, but served for an indefinite period of time.
Once the interrex found a candidate he then submited him to the Comitia Curiata, an assembly of the people.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=List_of_Kings_of_Rome   (556 words)

 Roman to Julian Conversion: AUC 677 = 77 BC
Further, on the reconstruction of the triennial cycle adopted here, this year had a nundinal letter of H rather than A.
A.U.C. Since the consuls had not been determined at the beginning of this year, owing to the conflict surrounding the death of Clodius, M. Aemilius Lepidus, the future triumvir, was appointed interrex to cover the interim, which meant he had to deal with these events.
Claudius as interrex, and to Lepidus' colleague Q. Lutatius Catulus as proconsul.
www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk /Egypt/ptolemies/chron/roman/077bc.htm   (840 words)

Also that same Clodian multitude attacked the residence of Marcus [Aemilius] Lepidus, the interrex, for he had been named the curule magistrate, and the absent Milo's too, but they were driven off from there by arrows.
Then the crowd brought the fasces which had been snatched from the grove of Libitina to the residence of Scipio and of Hypsaeus, and then to the gardens of Cnaeus Pompeius, shouting repeatedly that he should be (if he wished) consul, or (if he preferred) dictator.
For, in both cases, the law first ordered that witnesses be heard and then, on one and the same day, the summation be made both by the prosecution and the defense in such a way that two hours be allotted to the prosecution and three hours to the defense.
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/asconius.htm   (6230 words)

 Magistracies (Nova Roma) - NovaRoma
The power of the Interrex is hard to classify.
Logically it ought to be imperium, because the constitutional duty of the Interrex is to preside over the election of the Consules, and this requires the convention of the Comitia Centuriata: only a magistrate with imperium can convene the Comitia Centuriata.
The curule magistracies (Latin magistratus curules) are those whose holders are entitled by virtue of their office to sit on the curule chair (Latin sella curulis) and whose descendants are regarded as nobiles.
www.novaroma.org /wiki/Magistracies_(Nova_Roma)   (326 words)

 Paradox Interactive Forums - Elections and hereditary monarchs for P-L Commonwealth
During the interregnum, government was led was interrex — the current primate.
Interrex: 1648: Maciej Lubienski (May — November 1648), but Chancellor Jerzy Ossolinski was truly in charge.
Mind that 'interregnum' is to 'interrex' what 'regency' is to 'regent'.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=240710   (2964 words)

Whenever there is a suspension of legal authority, by vacancy of the chief magistracy, it is understood that the auspicial are lodged (in accordance with the most ancient custom) with the patrician members of the Senate until new magistrates should be inaugurated.
The renewal of the regular order of things is begun by the patrician senators coming together and appointing one of their own number as interrex.
The Interrex holds office for five days, as chief magistrate of the commonwealth and possessor of the auspicia; then he creates a successor, who might hold the comitia for the election of consuls, but who usually creates another successor for that purpose.
www.s-p-q-r.org /imperium/IIII.html   (2814 words)

 The Beginnings of Rome
The difference between such king of the interregnum (interrex) and the king was the limited period of his tenure, but not the extend of his powers.
The term of interregnum for every office holder was limited to five days at most; apparently the senators took turns and the current office holder at the end of his term passed on the office to his successor for another five days according to the order established by lot.
Understandably an oath of allegiance was not required from the “interrex.” Appart from this he was in possession of all the powers and duties, not just to run the office but to appoint a new king
www.thestoryonline.com /Mommsen_Rome   (5243 words)

 [No title]
The ordinary presidents of the community were bound not to remain in office longer than a year reckoned from the day of their entering on their functions;(4) and they ceased -de jure- to be magistrates upon the expiry of the year, just as the interrex on the expiry of the five days.
Through this set termination of the supreme office the practical irresponsibility of the king was lost in the case of the consul.
In fact these prerogatives were enhanced by the reform of the constitution, because the appointment of the magistrates also, which fell to be made by election of the community, was thenceforth subject to the confirmation or rejection of the patrician senate.
www2.cddc.vt.edu /gutenberg/etext06/hrom210.txt   (12444 words)

 The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth | All Empires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
With the death of Zygmunt, in 1574, there was nobody who could legally convene the Seym.
An "interrex" (Regent), the Archbishop of Gniezno, was appointed by the Senate and a special "Convocational Seym" was called which decided to let the "szlachta" (nobility) the elect a king in a free election.
Prior to his coronation the king-elect had to swear to uphold the Constitution and all "szlachta" privileges.
www.allempires.com /article/index.php?q=polish_lithuanian   (1284 words)

The Primate had a right to convene the Senate to a "secret" council even against the King's will.
During the interregnum the Primate was the interrex,
Teodor Potocki, 1723 until his death in 1738, interrex 1733, ex-royal secretary, ex-bishop of Warmia
www.senat.gov.pl /k4eng/historia/noty/nota10e.htm   (1604 words)

 Ambientscape: Dicecasting
Kallan MacBain knew that it was rare for any agent of the Interplanetary Psions Alliance to receive a personal summons to the office of an Interrex.
The message for Kallan had arrived earlier that morning from Interrex Erik Aldenson, requesting that she report to his office "at the very first opportunity."
Interrex Aldenson, however, noticed that someone was walking towards him and looked up from the documents he was reading.
www.xmission.com /~ladyslvr/TPFICT/serials/ambient/dicecasting.htm   (900 words)

 Interrex; Author: Fisher, Catherine; Paperback; Standard Mass-Market size   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Interrex; Author: Fisher, Catherine; Paperback; Standard Mass-Market size
Follows 'Relic Master'.Having tapped into the Crow, Galen is charged with a force beyond anything he, or his apprentice Raffi, has ever known.
So when he receives a message from the makers urging him to find the Interrex - the child of the last great Emperor - he knows the keepers are tantalisingly close to revolution.
www.netstoreusa.com /fibooks/009/0099263947.shtml   (247 words)

 Hampden Latin
With both consuls dead (Marius and Carbo), an interrex (which means "a between king", a relic from the kings of Rome) was elected in late 82 to oversee the election of new consuls.
However the interrex, Lucius Valerius Flaccus, proposed an unusual law: Sulla should be dictator for life; all of his past actions were legal (including marching on Rome), and all of his future actions would be legal.
Dictators had more power than consuls (and actually had authority over consuls), but held the position for only six months.
www.ha.sad22.us /BenJohnson/dictatorship.html   (1066 words)

 Write Away! Review of The Interrex by Catherine Fisher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Book of the Crow is less a series and more a long story in four volumes.
The Interrex follows close on the climax of The Relic Master and, having created a rich world in volume one, this one plunges right in at a cracking pace and just keeps going.
Blending elements of science fiction with high fantasy, Fisher continues to weave a powerful tale with its own consistent mythology.
improbability.ultralab.net /writeaway/reviews/reviews/theinterrex.htm   (113 words)

 The Interrex by Catherine Fisher on Mrs Mad's Book-a-Rama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Interrex by Catherine Fisher on Mrs Mad's Book-a-Rama
Galen has changed since he was taken over by the Crow, in the first story of the series and now he is told to find the 'Interrex'.
They will know it when they find it, and so with the help of the cat like Sekoi, they set out in a desperate search to find this being.
www.mrsmad.com /book000513.asp   (316 words)

 The Senate during the Republic
(e) If both consuls became incapacitated or unable to continue with their duties one of the senators was appointed as interrex.
The interrex would rule for five days and after consultation with the Senate appoint his successor.
The five day government or rule continued until consules suffecti were elected.
www.ancientworlds.net /aw/Post/261903   (649 words)

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