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- n. A title of the Byzantine emperor.
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- n. a ruler of the eastern Roman Empire.
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- n. a ruler of the eastern Roman Empire
There were a series of lower officials, including the basileus, later the Greek word for king.
His reply 124 is expressive of his weakness: he proves, with some learning, that, both in sacred and profane history, the name of king is synonymous with the Greek word basileus: if, at Constantinople, it were assumed in a more exclusive and imperial sense, he claims from his ancestors, and from the popes, a just participation of the honors of the Roman purple.
The leaders of the aristocratic clans met in a council (boule) and advised the king, now called a basileus instead of wanax.
But in his writings Dio presents a further portrait of the king, namely the basileus as a solitary, poor, and suffering figure.
Basil herbs are royalty, meaning "King" the name originated from the Greek word basileus.
But now he is coming in his primal form, as a basileus of Kos [the healing temple of Asklepios, birthplace of Hippocrates, father of medicine].
They add that, although it is loathly and horrible to look upon, being in the form of a skeleton, I yet give it especial honour and call it in the Greek tongue, basileus, my king.
Græcis hoc scriptum: [Greek: ho theos basileus hæmon pro aionos eirgasato sotærian en mesoi tæs gæs]. hoc est dicere, Deus
Gr鎐is hoc scriptum: [Greek: ho theos basileus h鎚on pro aionos eirgasato sot鎟ian en mesoi t鎠 g鎠]. hoc est dicere, Deus
* Pas basileus dikaios hieratiken echei taxin:  1
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