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  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.
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.
As conceived by Augustus, the Praetorian cohorts totaled around 9,000 men, recruited from the legions of the regular army or drawn from the most deserving youths in Etruria, Umbria, and Latium (three provinces in central Italy).
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 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.
Praetorian standard-bearers (signiferi) wore lion-skins over their helmets instead of the legionary bearskins, while Praetorian standards (signa) differed noticeably from their legionary equivalents, incorporating images (imagines) of the emperor as well as crowns and other unit decorations for valor.
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).
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 Praetorian Guard
The Praetorian Guard was formed by the emperor Augustus to help prevent assassins from reaching the emperor and murdering him as Brutus and his companions had murdered Julius Caesar.
The primary role of the Praetorians was to act as a bodyguard to the emperor and serve as a police force in the city.
The Praetorians soon became the most powerful body in the state, and like the janissaries at Constantinople, frequently deposed and elevated emperors according to their pleasure.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/intro/praetorian.htm   (992 words)

 Praetorian Guard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The term "Praetorian" came from the tent of the legatus of a legion in the field—the praetorium.
Two new corps, the Jovians and Herculians (named after the gods Iove=Iuppiter and Hercules, associated with the senior and junior emperor), replaced the Praetorians as the personal protectors of the emperors, a practice that remained intact with the tetrarchy.
In common language, the phrase "praetorian guard(s)" designates an exclusive, unconditionally loyal group personally attached to powerful people, especially dictators such as Adolf Hitler's SS troops or Romania's communist leader Ceaucescu's Securitate (secret police).
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 Encyclopedia: Praetorian Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Praetorian Guard of Augustus - 1st century A.D. Depicted in a marble bas-relief.
Crisis of the Third Century (also known as the Military Anarchy or the Imperial Crisis) is a commonly applied name for the crumbling and near collapse of the Roman Empire between 235 and 284 caused by the three simultaneous crises of external invasion, internal civil war and economic collapse.
See the article Praetorian prefect, which also lists the incumbents of the post of Praefectus praetorio and covers the essentially civilian second life of the office, since ca 300 AD, as administrator of a quarter of the empire), The praetorian prefect was commander of the Praetorian Guard until Constantine abolished it in 314.
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 Praetorian Guard -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Praetorian Guard (sometimes Prætorian Guard) (in (Any dialect of the language of ancient Rome) Latin: praetoriani) comprised a special force of (Someone who escorts and protects a prominent person) bodyguards used by (An inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire) Roman (The male ruler of an empire) emperors.
This system was not radically changed with the arrival of two Praetorian (A chief officer or chief magistrate) prefects in 2 BC, Q Ostorius Scapula and Salvius Aper, although organization and command were improved.
The Praetorians placed (Roman Emperor after his nephew Caligula was murdered; consolidated the Empire and conquered southern Britain; was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina after her son Nero was named as Claudius' heir (10 BC to AD 54)) Claudius on the throne, daring the senate to oppose their decision.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pr/praetorian_guard.htm   (3895 words)

 Business Wire: The Praetorian Group Raises $2.5 Million in Fir... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Praetorian Group is the first company to address the need within the highly fragmented public safety sector for an end-to-end e-commerce solution that streamlines and simplifies procurement.
Praetorian's approach creates value on both the buy and supply side as well as for the individuals within public safety verticals such as law enforcement, fire, emergency services and corrections.
Praetorian's management team has more than 95 years of combined experience in public safety industries on both the buy and sell side.
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 Articles - Praetorian prefect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The praetorian prefect was commander of the Praetorian Guard until Constantine abolished it in 314.
Praetorian prefects continued to be appointed until the reign of Heraclius, but the office developed into head of the civil and judicial administration of the empire.
Further, the praetorian praefect acquired, in addition to his military functions, a criminal jurisdiction, which he exercised not as the delegate but as the representative of the emperor, and hence it was decreed by Constantine 331 that from the sentence of the praetorian praefect there should be no appeal.
www.gaple.com /articles/Praetorian_prefect   (633 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   (310 words)

 PRAETORIAN GUARD in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)
In this way the gospel would spread through the whole of the praetorian guard in that regiment's headquarters which were situated in a permanent camp established by Tiberius in Rome, outside the Colline Gate, at the Northeast of the city.
This verse would also mean that the gospel had been proclaimed in the same way to those members of the praetorian guard who were on duty as the bodyguard of the emperor and who were lodged in one of the buildings which adjoined the emperor's palace on the Palatine Hill.
Lightfoot is very decided in interpreting "praetorium" to mean the praetorian regiment, the imperial guards, and he adds, "in this sense and in this alone can it be safely affirmed that the apostle would hear the word praetorium used daily," and that this sense is in all respects appropriate.
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 Praetorian Guard
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 Paragon’s primary concern is the upkeep of the magical forces of Praetorian Hierophants throughout the Empire as well as the Praetorian magical defenses in their numerous outposts, garrisons and fortresses.
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)

 Praetorian Prefect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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.
No, the Praetorian Prefect, that protects both regimes really are loyal to the Empire, the real one, called the New World Order.
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          PRAETORIAN & THE OVIPOSITORS | now web savvy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The four learned a set of Weezer songs and dubbed themselves Praetorian and The Ovipositors (inspired by a friend, Tron, and the film Alien Versus Predator; interestingly enough, the band name was invented long before the band was formed).
This song is a milestone in Praetorian's life, as it is the first original composition of this loose coverband.
This brings Praetorian to its present state: a growing band writing their own material and searching for a record label to carry them.
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 Praetorian Guard - Albion, Bedevere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Praetorian Guard started as a group of friends and extended friends who knew each other from previous online gaming adventures.
The purpose of the Praetorian Guard is to provide it´s members with an friendly, family environment in which they can enjoy their time in the Dark Age of Camelot game.
The Praetorian Guard is one of the most respected guilds on this server.
www.praetorian-guard.com /index.php?m=gu&c=main   (1228 words)

 LWD - Featured Cruncher - Praetorian
Praetorian: A practice manager, in the true sense of the job description is different than an office manager.
Praetorian: In Roman history, the Praetorian Guard were the protectors of Ceasar.
Praetorian: Yes, I am a member of the LWD Folding Team, but recently found out that Mt. Sinai hospital in Toronto is also running a distributed folding project as well so I will probably look into that at some point.
www.littlewhitedog.com /article-3312-nested-0-0.html   (1883 words)

 Praetorian - AvP Encyclopedia
Praetorians are larger than standard adults, but still only about 1/2 the size of the queen herself.
Praetorians are not in the alien movies and many fans do not consider them canon.
Praetorians do, however, appear in the graphic novel series (and the Millennium/Orion books based on the same), such as Rogue and Female War (originally serialised as Earth War).
avp.mytopix.com /praetorian   (82 words)

 ::Midnight Metal:: (Praetorian)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Praetorian is a young Australian act doing what only a few bands are doing these days - and that is writing and playing a style of metal that cannot be easily pigeonholed.
The thrash part is easy: Praetorian has many killer riffs, some fast some slow, but always very meaty and full bodied.
If Praetorian maintains the same style and energy found on their independent debut release, they’ll be around for a long time to come.
www.midnightmetal.com /content/review.html?artist=Praetorian   (244 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 United States [is] cast in the role of Praetorian Guard, protecting the interests of the global financial order against fractious elements in the Third World.
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)

 California Micro Devices - News & Events - Praetorian™ Architecture Announcement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
California Micro Devices is proud to introduce the new Praetorian™ advanced ASIP™ (Application Specific Integrated Passive™) process technology that enables the integration of spiral inductors on the same IC substrate as resistors, capacitors and ESD protection devices.
Praetorian™'s integrated inductor process clearly provides a lower-cost, higher performance alternative to solutions comprised of discrete components or ceramic multi-channel inductor/capacitor (LC) arrays.
Praetorian™ process-based products will be available starting the fourth quarter of this year.
www.calmicro.com /news_events/product_announcements/praetorian_09_27_04.html   (471 words)

 World of Warcraft - Warcraft Central - Praetorian Guards Open recruiting once again!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Praetorian Guards prides itself on its entertainment value, organization, and the excellent conduct of its members.
The Praetorian Guards is a paradise to those who have been looking for a solid clan for a long time; but nothing to those who do not meet our requirements.
The Praetorian Guards' Constitution(found at http://www.praetorian-guards.com/in...=showpageandpid=2) the backbone of the clan, a collection of rules, ideas, and hopes.
www.warcraftcentral.com /forum/showthread.php?t=8408   (230 words)

 The Praetorian Guard Scenario Paintball Team
The Praetorian Guard was originally a small organization formed from members of the
There are ten core members of the Praetorian Guard, and their ages range from 17 to 24.
The 2005 season for the Praetorian Guard is near its end, with only one game left - The Living Dead at Realms of Ruin in Custer Park, IL.
www.geocities.com /madman250/Guard.html   (3944 words)

 CoolTechZone-CoolerMaster Praetorian Case
CoolerMaster recently announced Praetorian as a new edition to their fine line of cases.
Packaging of the Praetorian case was pretty similar to others that we have seen from CoolerMaster.
Praetorian logo was on the top left corner while CoolerMaster’s official logo utilized the bottom right corner space.
www.cooltechzone.com /reviews/cases/cp_1.php   (182 words)

 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.
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.
The African American Guardsman who is electrocuting Spider-Man in the second picture and holding him up in the first did just about all of the talking for the guard and appeared to be the most formidable of them and their leader.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/praetorguard.htm   (1057 words)

 Praetorian Guard Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 bit-tech.net | CM Praetorian 730 & Musketeer 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Homepage > Modding > CM Praetorian 730 & Musketeer 3
The case you choose should at least handle the minimum duties, while the looks and extras are dictated by money and personal taste.
I bet you think you know what's in that little window on the Musketeer 3 but you will have to read on to find out for sure - it'll be a funky adventure, I promise.
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 Praetorian Pi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Praetorian Pi Praetorian Pi The little Praetorian Pi symbol -- but what does it mean?
There is a special place for the little Praetorian Pi symbol, the very bottom, on your right, just where you should have found this one.
Please remember that you may not have come from my site to this page, many people are out there on the net helping with this "conspiracy" - so if you found this page and haven't found my site and would like to check it out my site is http://www.megsplace.com.
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