Proconsul

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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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To this reader, it is but one more area in which Professor Lord's conclusion is apt: "Suffice it to say, proconsular leadership, which so plainly offers danger as well as opportunity, is an instrument in need of adult supervision at the imperial center.
Professor Ferguson has written a study for specialists in late antique proconsular Africa (fifth to sixth century).
The procedures, known only to those in the know, were geared to an insulated code which was based on proconsular tradition more romantic than real, but all the stronger for that.