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date: 09 April 2020

maiestas, 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
John Percy Vyvian Dacre BalsdonJohn Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon, Lintott Andrew WilliamLintott Andrew William

used as an abbreviation for the crime maiestas minuta populi Romani, ‘the diminution of the majesty of the Roman people’. This charge was first introduced by ... ...

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