Besides perpetuating the strife with his enemies he was alienating his friends, and finding it increasingly difficult to pay his mercenaries.
Why they ought to be important is usually because they add to the sum of human happiness, rather than perpetuating misery.
Together we repent the sin of perpetuating our division.
Can so many people truly be perpetuating a hoax across the span of centuries?
The enormous quantities of Roman coins may be accounted for by consideration of the well-known practice of the Romans to make these imperishable monuments subservient towards perpetuating the memory, not only of their conquests, but also of those public works which were the natural result of their successes in remote parts of the world.