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an official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power

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a provincial governor of consular rank in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire

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an anthropoid ape of the genus Proconsul

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Each era, along with its American proconsuls, is presented in the richly documented detail expected from an eminent scholar and practitioner of our national security affairs.
The proconsuls (provincial governors) typically served five-year terms, which gave them considerable independence from the Senate.
Proconsuls had quaestors to assist them in public finance; the proconsul would normally have an advisory council and could summon locals for help.
Marcus Marius almost certainly needs to be relocated as governor to Hispania Citerior where room exists in the chronology of proconsuls there.
As such, these early American proconsuls were responsible for both military and political activities under their jurisdictions.
In that sense, perhaps, it is not only the American generals and proconsuls who are trapped in the alleyways of Mesopotamia.
Ferguson regards the five regional commanders of America's global network as the modern-day equivalent of the Roman Empire's proconsuls.
Long tells the story of four proconsuls (McMahon, Wingate, Allenby and Lloyd), their principal opponent, Sa'ad Zaghul, and the great events of the time--the rise of the WAFD party, the uprising of 1919, the murder of Sir Lee Stack and the Allenby ultimatum.
Until I was about sixteen, I knew a great deal more about the eighteenth-century enclosure system in England than I did about how the Islamic waqf operated in my own part of the world, and to me--irony of ironies--colonial proconsuls, like Cromer and Kitchener, were more familiar to me than Haroun al-Rashid or Khalid ibn al-Walid.
It is an attractive assumption of course that the parade of Apuleian doctrina was meant for members of the Carthaginian elite who were as well educated as Apuleius and shared his high-minded tastes, and certainly there were occasions when he addressed dignitaries such as proconsuls, other Roman senators, and the 'principes Africae uiri' (local magistrate or members of the provincial concilium?
Some slight distinctive mark say in the colour of the little velvet cushion on which the crown is to rest--one crimson--blue--maroon--violet etc etc might suffice to enable visitors to know one Country's Proconsuls from those of another's.
Its current and future proconsuls dealing with that vast area of Asia, of which Curzon had detailed personal knowledge, could do no better than follow in his footsteps, by combining a detailed and often romantic appreciation of the cultures of the region, with the Platonic ideal to be the Guardians, whose sole purpose was impartially to maintain order and justice in unruly lands.
If you are going to make the military the governors, the proconsuls, the humanitarians, the reconstructors, then legitimize it in some way.
The Roman Empire became the model for the dioceses with bishops placed as proconsuls, inheriting the same commission to carry out the decrees of the Roman authority who had sent them to far-flung posts and who might yet reward their dutifulness by sending them to greater places still.
Studies of Mughals and missionaries, of explorers and proconsuls, have reshaped metropolitan studies, including the character of imperial expansion itself.