|WikiProject Classical Greece and Rome||(Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)|
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I've removed the following: The pagan state religion had always been linked with the political elite, e.g. from Julius Caesar on the strong man (Princeps since Augustus) has systematically been made Pontifex maximus (the most prestigious but non-professional religious office), but now the state started promoting, in time even imposing, official emperor cults, the legal basis for the persecution of monotheist Christians, so an insult to the 'god' became sacrilegious.
In fact, the "divine" status never meant the person officially declared to be god. The term is adjective and means something "god-like".--Nixer 07:29, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
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* In recent history the term dominate has begun to emerge in retail markets as one companys ability to out service and out produce another company. In some instaces departments in the same company attempt to dominate each other. The best example of this is Luke's Locker in Plano, TX. They have redifined the word dominate to mean excelling in adversity and pulverising any competition. In addtion to dominating the specialty running word many employees are also active participants in distance racing. It is common to hear one competitor say about a Luke's Locker athlete/employee, "I just got my butt dominated." In conclusion what makes dominating a person different than embarassing a person is that dominating is something that is done on a primal level and is more relative to genetic fulfillment than ego stimulation.
Life is hard enough for students, toiling to copy and paste Wikipedia into their essays, without the poor dears having their efforts sabotaged by graffiti. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:48, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Maybe it could be clarified that in this context "dominate" comes from a 4th-declension (u-stem) Latin abstract noun, and is not really the same word as the verb "to dominate".... AnonMoos (talk) 15:55, 8 April 2008 (UTC)