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On the contrary , their duty , as they interpreted it , was merely to reduce to visible
statute form the most important regulations of the already existing customary law ,
with only insignificant additions or adjustments . By carrying out this task , and ...
It was true that , like other senior functionaries , the praetors were merely
supposed to apply regulations that were already in force rather than institute new
ones ; but in fact their edicts formulated a multitude of new rules and
But when he fell to assassins ( 266 – 7 ) his gifted and learned widow Zenobia
declared her total independence , and expanded the dominions she already held
in Syria and Mesopotamia by annexing Egypt and the greater part of Asia Minor ...
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