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bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding

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The official crest of the Guardia Civil consists of the Royal Crown together with a Roman fasces crossed by a sword.
Minerva, personifying the United States, stood with left hand resting on fasces (set of rods bound in the form of a bundle which included an axe), and right hand holding a shield blazoned with the U.
Much of what created the immortal spirit of Rome rises once more in Fascism: Roman are the fasces, Roman is our organization in battle; Roman is our pride and our courage: "I am a Roman citizen" [.
Even Cincinnatus, the patron saint of civic virtue, served two full terms as dictator before famously turning in his fasces for a plow.
With a frigate's anchors for my bridle-bitts and fasces of harpoons for spurs, would I could mount that whale and leap the topmost skies, to see whether the fabled heavens with all their countless tents really lie encamped beyond my mortal sight
No contemporary depictions of it are known, but we have a description: 'Each side of this spacious room was groined and supported by fasces, ornamented with flowers: from these arose an elegant umbrella roof, terminating in a ventilator, decorated with large gilt cords, and painted to imitate white muslin.
The fasces is carried by Roman soldiers who performed peacekeeping duties.
Sons of Lord Anchises, Prophesying war, sang of arms and men who had come back again By whom the bundled fasces were restored .
course an ancient sun symbol, the fasces a mark of power over life.
Her skin is prematurely lined around the mouth and under the eyes, and fasces of vertical wrinkles divide the straight line of the eyebrows--yet she is still beautiful in the dignity of her suffering.
1919: FACISM - The word actually derives from fasces, a type of axe used by magistrates in ancient Rome as a symbol of their power.
As I indicated in the Melanges Menard,(4) the ultimate source of the above passage is the Epitome de Caesaribus, usually associated with the name of Sextus Aurelius Victor, a fourth-century historian: `Diocletianus vero apud Nicomediam sponte imperiales fasces relinquens in propriis agris consenuit.
Apart from the troubling imagery of the fasces this metaphor evokes, this argument presumes that one has a legitimate claim to the property in question.
The fasces, a Roman magistrate's symbol of authority, completed the continuum of antique and contemporary symbols of the reign and persona of Francois Ier.
After World War II, a torch of liberty replaced the Roman fasces on dimes, but the imperial Roman insignia of many rods bound up in one still decorates Congress in Washington.