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Re: are these names now technically "taken" for dinos?



On Mon, Oct 26th, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Tim Williams <tijawi@yahoo.com> wrote:

> It's really only a quirk of history that 'Caesar' later came to be used as a 
> title for a supreme
> leader or emperor (Kaiser, Tsar, etc).  It probably has something to do with 
> the fact that
> peoples outside the Roman and Byzantine empires tended to refer to the rulers 
> of these empires 
as
> 'Caesar'. 

A similar thing happened with the word 'pharaoh'. It literally means 'great 
house', and refers to the 
king's palace rather than the king himself. 

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Dann Pigdon
GIS / Archaeologist                Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj
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