|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » (Old) Weekly themes. (have been consolidated into a single forum above) » Words from classical mythology » lex majestatis Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#134008 - 10/13/04 08:55 AM lex majestatis
lex majestatis :- "Crimen illud quod adversus Populum Romanum vel adversus securitatem ejus committitur." Dometius Ulpianus, Libri ad edictum.
#134009 - 10/14/04 07:56 AM Re: lex majestatis
Quote, from somewhere or other:
"The ancient lex majestatis among the Romans was intended against those who injured the state; and the majesty, in defence of which it was made, was the majesty of the people. But Tiberius perverted that salutary law into a protection for tyrants. So our court-sycophants cry out, on every remonstrance against misgovernment, 'Treason ! The king is betrayed; the nation is ruined,' while nobody but themselves has the least thought of hurting the king, nor of ruining any thing, but that which, if let alone, will ruin the nation."
Hmmm! Nothing new under the sun.
Ed: Turns out the quote was from Political Disquisitions by James Burgh (1714-1775).
#134010 - 10/14/04 08:42 AM Re: lex majestatis
Nothing new under the sun.
Yup. You got that right, dxb. Or as the Object of Bardolatry once penned: "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the Sun." [Son. cxxx] Proves she was the Duchess of Billingsgate and a Corsican none to boot.
Forum Stats 8876 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members RBG4L, jimrsbjorklund2, Ralph2, JoanPerrin51, Steve_Benko
8876 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 59 Guests and 3 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 79 LukeJavan8 76 wofahulicodoc 67 A C Bowden 41 May 30 Rainmaker 15 Tromboniator 3 BranShea 1 Ralph2 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10532 LukeJavan8 7715 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 wofahulicodoc 6049 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith