In the early Republican army these were the second best of the best of the legion and stood on the second line in battles behind the hastati.
Principes (Singular: Princeps) were spearmen, and later swordsmen, in the armies of the early Roman Republic. They were men in the prime of their lives who were fairly wealthy, and could afford decent equipment. They were the heavier infantry of the legion who carried large shields and wore good quality armour. Their usual position was the second ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principes
In plant taxonomy, Principes is a botanical name, meaning `the first`. It was used in the Engler system for an order in the Monocotyledones and later in the Kubitzki system. This order included one family only, the Palmae (alternate name Arecaceae). As the rules for botanical nomenclature provide for the use of such descriptive bot...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principes_(botany)
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