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Praetorian Prefect


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(praefectus praetorio, ἔπαρχος τω̑ν πραιτωρίων), commander of the emperor's bodyguard under the principate, but from the 4th C. an important regional civil functionary responsible for a praetorian prefecture. The praetorian ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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