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Kingdoms, of which he had made himself master by the right of conquest, a few only excepted, he either restored to their former possessors, 1 or conferred upon aliens. Between kings in alliance with Rome, he encouraged most intimate union; being always ready to promote or favour any proposal of marriage or friendship amongst them; and, indeed, treated them all with the same consideration, as if they were members and parts of the empire. To such of them as were minors or lunatics he appointed guardians, until they arrived at age, or recovered their senses; and the sons of many of them he brought up and educated with his own.
1 As in the case of Herod, Joseph. Antiq. Jud. xv. 10.
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