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CHAT: prefecture, etc. [was Re: As Is]

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Monday, December 24, 2001, 21:07
Quoting Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>:

> Prefecture: to me, it means only: the administration of a subdivision of > a country (like state is the administration of a country), but Japanese > people would probably disagree (their Empire is divided into prefectures).
When the Emperor Diocletian divided the Roman Empire (AD 293) into two halves in an attempt to micromanage it more efficiently, he also divided each half into halves, and called each of these sections "prefectures". He also created four tetrarchs: two senior ("Augusti") and two junior ("Caesares"). ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers