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  Britain.tv Wikipedia - Praetorian Guard
The members of the Praetorian Guard were among the most skilled and celebrated warriors in ancient history.
The Praetorian Guard were the only body of armed soldiers permitted south of the Rubicon, a river which marked the northern boundary of Italy.
The final act of the Praetorians in imperial history started in 306, when Maxentius, son of the retired emperor Maximian, was passed over as a successor: the troops took matters into their own hands and elevated him to the position of emperor in Italy on October 28.
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 Praetorian Guard
The Praetorian Guard (sometimes Prætorian Guard) (in Latin: praetoriani) was a special force of bodyguards used by Roman emperors.
Tiberius moved all the praetorian cohorts (by then 10) into armed barracks outside Rome, one of these holding the daily guard at the royal palace.
In common language, "praetorian guards" is a name for an exclusive group of attached to powerful people, such as Adolf Hitler's SS troops.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pr/Praetorian.html   (358 words)

 Praetorian Guard
Praetorians on guard in the imperial palace on the Palatine Hill went about their protective duties clothed in the classic Roman toga, which lent the Guardsmen an air of tradition, while the toga itself would serve to hide their belted sidearms under its voluminous woolen folds.
The occurrence of eagles on Praetorian signa indicates that the aquiline symbol was not necessarily limited to legionary use (e.g., the aquila eagle-standard that was a legion’s focal totem).
The scorpion was the natal emblem of the Praetorian Guard, representing Scorpio, the astrological symbol under which the Emperor Tiberius was born.
www.angelfire.com /or2/jrscline/elitepraetorian.htm   (7449 words)

 Praetorian - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Praetorian Guard, bodyguard of the ancient Roman emperors.
By the 2nd century bc the bodyguard of a Roman general was known as the praetorian...
The Romans did not normally station legions in Italy, which was protected by the special troops known as the praetorian guard.
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 Untitled Document
The Praetorian Guard was the emperor's private body guard which was made up of 9 cohorts under Augustus who had created them.
The Guard fought with distinction and on one occasion one of the prefects was killed in action.
The prefect of the Guard had the emperor killed and proclaimed Pertinax, who was in on the plot, emperor.
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 Praetorian Guard
Tiberius' heir Gaius (Caligula) was murdered by the Praetorians in 41 AD because of his instability and perceived mockery of the military and Roman institutions as a whole.
Though opposed by the Senate, the Praetorians threatened mayhem, and the Senate was forced to concede to Claudius as Caligula's heir.
Over the next century, the Praetorians were increasingly involved in plots to promote imperial candidates, eliminate those they were dissatisfied with, and effectively take command of the empire through their own political and military force.
www.unrv.com /military/praetorian-guard.php   (1433 words)

 RedRampant.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Originally, the Praetorian Guard was a casual term used to describe a collection of elite cohorts, whose function was to guard their commander.
This act so impressed the Guard, that the scorpion became a common symbol on Praetorian shields, armor, etc. (Tiberius' birthsign was scorpio).
The primary role of the Praetorians was to act as a bodyguard to the emperor and serve as a police force in the city.
www.redrampant.com /roma/praetorian.html   (299 words)

 Praetorian Guard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "Praetorian" came from the tent of the commanding general or praetor of a Roman army in the field—the praetorium.
It was a habit of many Roman generals to choose from the ranks a private force of soldiers to act as bodyguards of the tent or the person.
In common language, the phrase "praetorian guard(s)" designates an exclusive, unconditionally loyal group personally attached to powerful people, especially dictators such as Napoleon I's Imperial Guard, Adolf Hitler's SS troops or Romania's former communist leader Ceauşescu's Securitate (secret police).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Praetorian_Guard   (2420 words)

 Praetorian Squad Site
The Praetorians (cohors praetoria) were the imperial guard to protect Rome and the emperor.
The guard itself was commanded by the praetorian prefects, who were equestrians rather than of senatorial rank.
Soldiers of the praetorian guard served only for sixteen years, a term much shorter that the service of an ordinary legionary.
www.praetoriansquad.com /History.htm   (331 words)

 The Praetorian Guard Scenario Paintball Team
There are ten core members of the Praetorian Guard, and their ages range from 17 to 24.
In a number of planning meetings, the Guard decided to implement a new system of commanding and make extensive use of a Base Mission Controller (MC), whose job it was to coordinate communication among each team that went out on a mission as well as the players who remained at base.
Though the MC role was rotated among many Guard members, a bright yellow reflective belt was worn by whomever the MC was at the moment in order to allow one point of contact on the perimeter of the base instead of having 20 players crowding around the command tent trying to talk to the General.
www.geocities.com /madman250/Guard.html   (3944 words)

 Grim Stalker's Imperial Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Praetorian Soldiers were known throughout the system for their "spit and polish", dogged determination in defence of their realm and their aloofness from other Imperial Guard regiments.
Praetorian trooper needs a 5 or 6 for a cover save in a set of ruins, due to his bright uniform he only gets a save of 6).
It had been kept in the Praetorian War Museum on display until it was awarded to Murat for his bravery in leading a headlong charge into an Ork Warbosses retinue and killing the Warboss in single combat.The Sabre of Heroes is a power weapon that always wounds on a roll of 4+.
www.40k.ca /imperialguard/pre.shtml   (3084 words)

 Praetorian Guard - The Imperial Guard of Rome
The Praetorian Guard was the Imperial Guard of Rome.
This guard was an elite corps of soldiers, established to guard the Emperor of the Roman Empire.
As the government degenerated into military despotism, the Praetorian Prefect, who in his origin had been a simple captain of the guards, was placed not only at the head of the army, but of the finances, and even of the law." (Edward Gibbon, The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire, Vol.
www.padfield.com /2001/praetorian.html   (1658 words)

 Praetorian Guard
His primary concern though is that of the Praetorian Guards, the militant wing of the Praetorians.
His voice and orders are to keep the Praetorians from deviating from their tasks as well as to keep them in one train of though, to be united.
The Praetorian Guards and Hierophants are often the force that is tasked with the safe keeping of the Praetorian Citadel of Ocaenth, rather than have it fall upon the sole shoulders of the Imperial Legion.
www.freewebs.com /praetorian_guard/Organization.htm   (1136 words)

 Detail Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The term "Praetorian" came from the tent of the legate of a legion in the field—the praetorium.
A new corps of guards, the Jovians and Herculians, replaced the Praetorians as the personal protectors of the emperors, a practice that remained intact with the tetrarchy.
Upon retiring, a soldier of the Praetorians was granted 20,000 sesterces (5,000 denarii), a gift of land and a Diplomata reading "to the warrior who bravely and faithfully completed his service." Many chose to enter the honorary Evocati, while others reenlisted in the hopes of gaining promotion and possible high positions in the Roman state.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=ROME1365   (1374 words)

 John Stockwell quotations Praetorian Guard
They evolved into the Praetorian Guard that came to exercise great power, making and unmaking emperors and allowing political and military action outside of the law.
The Guard was characterized by corruption and political venality and was closed down by Constantine in 312 A. Short, successful military adventures are as effective as the Super Bowl in diverting people's attention from unpleasant truths.
As the Praetorian Guard, fighting wars for multinational interests while also paying for such adventures, our relative economic stability, domestic social and material infrastructure, and the freedom and liberties of the American people may all be forfeited.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Stockwell/JStockwell_quotations.html   (1761 words)

 Praetorian prefect
Praetorian prefect: Roman official, responsible for the imperial guard and the administration of justice.
In the second century, the praetorian prefect was without any doubt in the first place a judge, his military tasks being of secondary importance.
Praetorian prefects were regarded as the second man in the empire, and many of them became famous or notorious: Seianus under Tiberius, Burrus under Nero and Plautianus under Septimius Severus.
www.livius.org /pp-pr/prefect/praetorian_prefect.html   (303 words)

 Lecture 12: Augustus Caesar and the Pax Romana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Guard served as the personal bodyguard to Augustus but a few decades after the death of Augustus, they often played a decisive role in the "selection" of new emperors.
In the end, it was the Praetorian Guard who had made the decision and Claudius, the army's choice, became Rome's fourth emperor.
Under pressure from the Praetorian Guard, Nerva announced the adoption of Trajan as his successor.
www.historyguide.org /ancient/lecture12b.html   (4472 words)

 CNS - The Republican Guard [Al-Haris Al-Jamhuri]
The Republican Guard expanded rapidly during the Iran-Iraq War, although it was created to serve as a praetorian guard, to provide protection for all presidential sites, including offices and personal residences, as well as escorting Saddam when he is traveling within Iraq.
The destruction of the Guard was a primary aim of the US-led Coalition Force in the 1991 Gulf War.
Following a dispute between the guard on duty and the Tank Battalion Commander, the latter aimed his tank at the base commander's residence and began to open fire.
cns.miis.edu /research/iraq/rguard.htm   (962 words)

 Praetorian Guard - by BORIS RANKOV
The Praetorian Guard of Imperial Rome was the power behind the throne, with the ability to make or break an Emperor.
Its origins lay in the guards units of republican commanders and the units of Octavian and Anthony that fought at Actium.
This title covers the organisation, dress and history from these early days to the Guards effective destruction at the battle of Milvian Bridge in AD 312, and also details the guard units of the third and fourth centuries that replaced those lost.
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 Blue Crab Boulevard » Blog Archive » Creating A New Praetorian Guard
The Praetorian Guard was originally formed as a force to act as bodyguards to the Roman General commanding an army in the field.
Eventually, of course, the Roman republic gave way to the Roman empire and the Praetorian Guard became the principle force protecting the emperor.
In turn, the guard became very politicized and began exerting it's power to meddle in the affairs of the empire.
bluecrabboulevard.com /2006/04/13/creating-a-new-praetorian-guard   (1090 words)

 Praetorian Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Praetorian Guard was the Roman Emperor's personal troops.
The "household troops" stationed in Italy was a corps of select soldiers in the military which had been created by Augustus, and which was designed as a body guard to the Emperor.
The Praetorian Guard numbered about 10,000 men, and was given a permanent camp near one of the city gates.
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 Praetorian Prefect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
and the rise of Pertinax to the throne by the praetorian prefect.
Today the entire federal executive bureaucracy acts as a Praetorian Prefect to protect, not just the man in the oval office, but their entire system of imperial control.
The Praetorian Guard could not, or was it - would not - protect Claudius.
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 Praetorian Guard (Spider-Man foes)
The Praetorian Guard ambushed Spider-Man, and using good strategy and high-tech weapons, along with the element of surprise, succeeded in soundly defeating Spider-Man and taking him captive, much to the delight of Alfredo and Macendale.
The member of the Guard said he thought it was just the beginning, and hinted that he thought that Alfredo should take over his father's criminal empire.
Members of the Praetorian Guard reluctantly waited outside the warehouse where the meeting between the two was to take place, though they expressed that they thought they should go with Alfredo.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/praetorguard.htm   (1057 words)

 Issihk.com - Police, Praetorian Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Terrorism, Espionage, Central ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The conception of the police force as a protective and law enforcement organization developed from the use of military bodies as guardians of the peace, such as the Praetorian Guard of ancient Rome.
Officially, the KGB was subordinated to the Soviet Council of Ministers, but in practice it took orders from the ruling Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and from the party's general secretary.
The military police organization serving the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard is the shore patrol, commonly selected from a ship's crew to aid civil police while the ship is in port.
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