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An extinct genus of primates that lived in African rainforests 23 million to 17 million years ago during the Miocene epoch
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The proconsuls (provincial governors) typically served five-year terms, which gave them considerable independence from the Senate.
The proconsul served for only a one-year term; Mitford points out that this short period of office prevented corruption.
Tullius Varro, later legate of the XIII Gemina and proconsul of Macedonia--a text dated post 79 (divi Vespasiani) but recounting largely a Neronian career and celebrating an apparent Neronian honor.
Proconsul, one of the earliest apes, appears around this time.
The show's last image shows no less than Julius Caesar himself, then proconsul, on March 28, 58 BC, on the banks of the Rhone River--smack dab in the middle of what today is Geneva's banking district--facing down a Helvetian chieftain named Divico, as he and his clan were making their way west.
He feared that the former High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina would act as a proconsul, undermining his legitimacy.
The second is the revision of the Amercian Proconsul Paul Bremer's law on dissolving the Baath Party and banning the former Baathists' from joining all government institutions and bodies.
Bacevich notes this development with concern, pointing to General Wesley Clark's actions in Eastern Europe as an example of a particularly bad management of a region by a modern proconsul.
For example, Roberts offers a cameo of the man he calls Britain's greatest imperial administrator, Sir Evelyn Baring, Earl of Cromer, who was proconsul of Egypt from 1883 to 1907.
63) In The Martyrdom of Apollonius, the protagonist in an argument with the proconsul Perennis states, "we do not find it hard to die for the true God.