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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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First, with respect to individual proconsuls the author presents what he considers to be a "respectable balance sheet"--"It reflects, above all, the high caliber of these men and others like them who have served the American Republic in high office since the nation's emergence as a great power.
As consul or proconsul, a military-entrepreneur could put his ambitious plans into action.
The proconsul is an intelligent man and wishes to engage you in conversation.
Proconsuls with knowledge of a region may have been especially desirable when there was so much upheaval and an apparent lack of manpower or financial resources to commit large armies to the field.
41) Bacevich, American Imperialism, Chapter 7 "Rise of the Proconsuls.
Before the proconsul Claudius Maximus, Apuleius accounted for the accusations brought against him by giving rational explanations of his behaviour that on several occasions allowed him to quote from, paraphrase, or refer to works of the Plato he regarded as his master (the Symposium, Timaeus, Parmenides, and Phaedrus among others), and he introduced at will any number of allusions to purely literary authors from Homer to Hadrian.
At the age of forty, Curzon became Queen Victoria's last Viceroy of India, ruling as the Imperial proconsul over 300 million people.
But the khedive hired Gordon because he sought British backing for his regime, and Gordon frequently conducted himself in ways with which other imperial proconsuls would only be too familiar.
America's legions are deployed all over the globe, its generals act like proconsuls, and its ships and submarines rule the seas.
Since then they have developed into mammoth institutions, with huge budgets, and massive firepower at their disposal - turning the commanding officers into modern-day versions of the Roman empire's Proconsuls.
The series, entitled `The Proconsuls,' used examples from each of the Pentagon's overseas `commands' to conclude that military leaders `have exerted more political influence abroad over the past three years than most civilian diplomats' so that these powerful regional commanders `have evolved into the modern-day equivalent of the Roman Empire's proconsuls - well-funded, semi-autonomous, unconventional centers of U.
Parktown was where the proconsuls of Empire lived and Herbert Baker built extensively within its apparently idyllic confines.