Originally a weapon for offense used primarily by cavalry for many centuries, the mace came to be universally regarded as a symbol of authority. This device symbolized the power assigned to the lictors under Roman rule to punish by flogging with the rods or beheading with the axe. The mace was introduced into the British Isles by Roman lictors attending magistrates holding office in the provinces of the Roman republic.
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Descrizione libro Amer Philosophical Society, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 871698749