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Noun1.basileus - a ruler of the eastern Roman Empire
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
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Boukoleion e presidida pelo arkhon basileus" (KERENYI, 2002, p.
(Linda Jenkins Brown, Chapter Basileus), and Morgan's Social Science Department.
The play's common title, Oedipus the King or Oedipus Rex, is somewhat of a misnomer, since the word "king" (basileus in Greek, rex in Latin) refers to a person who rules by hereditary right.
What does it do: Its name is believed to derive from the Greek for king -- basileus -- although some medieval herbalists attribute it to Basilicus, a mythical serpent.
Basileus Zeno, a Syrian political scientist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who studies the dynamics of conflict, told Al Bawaba:
This infanticide not only defies family obligations, but it discredits Agamemnon as a basileus, the king and supposed protector of his people.
the term 'basil' has its origins in the word 'basileus', which is Greek for 'king'.
The Romans, for their part, were in their normal military array, all well disciplined and, in contrast to the motley army of the Seleucid Basileus, largely standardized in the Roman way as to weapons and tactics.
It presents instead a vision of Homeric kingship, which is individualistic and closely linked to the character of the basileus. (32) In making her parallel between Alexius and the likes of Achilles, Anna suggests Alexius's struggles are similarly personal.