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Old 03-09-2011, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Pleonast View Post
Well, the Greeks were calling themselves the Roman Empire for quite a long time, too.
Though in fairness, they really did earn that one. No one else was running old Roman political institutions, after all. (Though now and then some Italian bandit would try to be recognized as a nominal vassal of the Byzantine emperor.)