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“The King is not distinguished by any broad, or impassable boundary from the other chiefs, to each of whom the title Basileus is applicable as well as to himself: his supremacy has been inherited from his ancestors, and passes by inheritance, as a general rule, to his eldest son, having been conferred upon the family as a privilege by the favour of Zeus.”
“Sometimes called the King of Herbs by discerning chefs, Basil originates in the Greek word Basileus which means King.”
“Didn't some of the Bretwaldas actually put "Basileus" on their coins?”
“Hence the use of Roman regalia, Roman-style coins, even Roman-style titles Aethelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, calls himself 'Basileus', though that may have been more to do with the contemporary titles in use in Byzantium than a distant memory of the Roman past.”
“Then the frightened Basileus summoned Guy, the brother of Bohemond, and others and asked: Lords, what shall we do?”
“The palace of the Basileus is an enormous edifice of plaster, in a square containing six houses, three donkeys, no roads, no fountains (except in the picture of the inn); backwards it seems to look straight to the mountain — on one side is a beggarly garden — the King goes out to drive”
“I beseech you to believe that it was not the bill and the bugs at the inn which induced the writer hereof to speak so slightingly of the residence of Basileus.”
“And there is an awtere: and before that awtere lyzn Godefray de Boleyne and Bawdewyn, and othere Cristene kynges of Jerusalem; And there nyghe, where our Lord was crucyfied, is this written in Greek, [Greek: Ho Theos Basileus hæmon pro aionon eirgasato aotærian en meso tæs gæs.] that is to seyne, in”
“Ego 芼garus totius Albionis Basileus hoc priuilegium (tanta roboratum authontate) crucis.”
“Ego 芼garus Basileus dilect� Insul� Albionis, subditis nobis sceptris Scotorum, Cumbrorum, ac Brytonum, & omnium circumcirca”
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