See also:system adopted by the
See also:Roman imperial
See also:government from the
See also:ancient Persians, among whom, according to
See also:Xenophon (Cyrop. viii . 6; cf .
See also:Herodotus viii . 98) it was established by Cyrus the
See also:Great . Couriers on horseback were posted at certain stages along the chief roads of the
See also:empire, for the transmission of royal despatches by
See also:night and
See also:day in all weathers . In the Roman system the supply of horses and their
See also:maintenance was a compulsory
See also:duty from which the emperor alone could
See also:grant exemption . The word, which in the 4th century was used for the heavy transport vehicles of the cursus publicus, and also for the animals by which they were
See also:drawn, came to mean generally " compulsory service." So
See also:angaria, angariare, in
See also:medieval Latin, and the rare
See also:English derivatives "angariate," "angariation," came to mean any service which was forcibly or unjustly demanded, and oppression in general .
ANFRACTUOSITY (from Lat. anfractuosus, winding)
ANGARY (Lat. jus angariae; Fr. droit d'angarie; Ger...
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