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  • Caesar justified his crossing of the Rubicon and that violation of the mos maiorum on the grounds that Senatorial conspirators were trying to strip him of his rightful auctoritas fully earned on the battlefields of Gaul, despite the proconsul having little direct political influence as a result his distance from Rome.

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  • Sextus Pompeius is the governor of Sicilia in full accordance with the mos maiorum!

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • And he was a constitutional man, one who disliked changing the constitution, the mos maiorum, for all that the boni said to the contrary.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Divus Julius himself began to soften up our mos maiorum, then we three Triumvirs softened it up even more, and now that I have ejected Antonius from all hope of rivalry, I am the undisputed Master of Rome.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Ancient, impressive, absolutely a part of the mos maiorum.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • But Divus Julius had been wrong about the mos maiorum.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Because Alexandria has its own mos maiorum, Caesarion.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • I am going to change the mos maiorum and the way Rome is governed to suit me and my needs.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • “Conscript fathers, I have just detailed the mos maiorum and, in effect, the way a Roman sees the world,” he went on.

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  • But a good mos maiorum would never have let Cato Uticensis, the Marcelli, and Pompeius Magnus push my divine father into outlawry.

    Antony and Cleopatra

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