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History is a powerful tool and sixteenth-century Lithuanian noble houses were only too happy to ground their contemporary power in a historical myth which traced their ancestry to Ancient Rome.

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The arrival of Palemon to Lithuania, by Teofil Żychowicz, Lviv 1852, The National Library of Poland
The arrival of Palemon to Lithuania, by Teofil Żychowicz, Lviv 1852, The National Library of Poland
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