Suddenly, towards evening, a band of robbers swooped down upon them.
If we rightly hang thieves and behead robbers, why do we leave the greed of Rome unpunished ?
In common with other river towns, the disorderly element in Memphis was large, and the gamblers, robbers and horse thieves were only suppressed by local vigilance committees.
Gregory of Tours tells us that they were robbers, not protectors of the people, and that justice and the whole administrative apparatus were merely engines of insatiable greed.
Defended her against feudal robbers; and she supported him in his struggles against the nobles, making him, moreover, by his sons marriage with the heiress of Aquitaine, the greatest and richest landholder of the kingdom.