Bk xxxvi De schematibus 1-2

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“… reges ingenti mole..”
detail from Brit.Lib. Royal 20 C VII f.198v (last qtr of the14thC – after 1380)

The “mighty pomp of kings” served at once  to impress and to deter, a function serving both diplomacy and war. The word  used here is also used of objects and phenomena inspiring awe  – a gigantic mountain etc.

 

 

 

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