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Discite iusticiam moniti.

Learn justice by admonition.

Basanus, Roy des Sicambriens, fils du Roy Diocles,
marchant en quelque lieu que ce fust publiquement, fai-
soit tousjours porter devant soy une Espee nue, & une

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Corde: en sine de bonne Justice. Et fut ce Roy si grand
justicier, (entre autres siennes perfeccions & vertus)
qu’il n’y eut pas mesmes son propre fils de tous trans-
gresseurs de la Loy, qu’il ne fist mourir, ou punir ri-
goreusement.[1]

Notes:

1. áDiocles and Bassanus (Basanus Magnus or Bassianus) were 3rd-century BC mythical kings of the Sicambri (a Classical Germanic tribe), fabricated in Medieval genealogical accounts of the descent of the Merovingian kings from the Sicambri, the Cimmerians (or Scythians), and ultimately, the Trojans. Some sources name the son executed for adultery as Sedanus.


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