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NEPOS. A grandson. This term is used in making genealogical tables.

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It was his Cornelius Nepos that Master Edward was repeating when he referred to King Mithridates," continued the count, "and you interrupted him in a quotation which proves that his tutor has by no means neglected him, for your son is really advanced for his years.
I studied Latin because I believed that I should read the Latin authors, and I suppose I got as much of the language as most school-boys of my age, but I never read any Latin author but Cornelius Nepos.
La campagne electorale, [beaucoup moins que] aux allures d'un referendum centre sur la revision ou non de la Constitution [beaucoup plus grand que], selon l'analyste politique Rock Sosthene Nepos, a constitue un veritable [beaucoup moins que] galop d'essai [beaucoup plus grand que] pour le camp du president Thomas Boni Yayi, decide de mener des reformes constitutionnelles pour decreter [beaucoup moins que] l'imprescriptibilite des crimes economiques [beaucoup plus grand que], et une opposition qui l'accuse de vouloir briguer un 3e mandat.
Notes on immature biology of two riodinine butterflies: Metacharis ptolomaeus and Napaea nepos orpheus (Lycaenidae).
The word Nepotism is from Latin word nepos , meaning nephew.
The best surviving example of this is a stone carving dated between the fourth and sixth centuries and found near Poitiers, France; it commemorates that "Martia the priest [presbytera] made the offering together with Olybrius and Nepos.
Forme archaique encore presente chez Cornelius Nepos (Ham.
10 (Mercuri, facunde nepos Atlantis, O Mercury, articulate grandson of Atlas) is the first poem in the collection in which the addressee is not a human being.
Back in the first century AD, Cornelius Nepos admitted as much by apologetically opening his Lives of Eminent Commanders with acknowledgement that many would judge his type of biographical analysis as "trifling" (1886).
36) The dash opens an indefinite period with the "few years" that, Byron intuits, through this allusion to Julius Nepos, the emperor has left to live; beginning with the dash, public reputation may now be trumped by shortterm cutting of losses in a system of calculation.
One letter disclosed that Cicero himself once asked Clodia to plead to Nepos on his behalf, thus showing not only Cicero's confidence in her credibility but also her potential magnanimity and readiness to help friends in distress.
But the official position of the eastern court was that Odovacer was a usurper who lacked any legitimate authority: in 475 the true emperor, Julius Nepos, had been deposed by Orestes who in turn named his own son, the "Little Augustus," as emperor in that same year.