On his arrival in Armenia he found that his patrons were both dead.
The state itself had its own Lares, called praestites, the protecting patrons and guardians of the city.
The focus of Polish nationality was now transferred from Warsaw, where the Targowicians and their Russian patrons reigned supreme, to Leipzig, whither the Polish patriots, Kosciuszko, Kollontaj and Ignaty Potocki among the number, assembled from all quarters.
The earlier Persian kings acknowledged the various religions of the petty peoples; they were also patrons of their temples and would take care to preserve an ancient right of asylum or the privileges of long-established cults.'
The prophet and his princely patrons will be accorded special honour.