Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

how long did rome have a dictatorship?

republic for 482 years, empire for ~ 500, and a dictatorship for how long?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    dictatorship had a different meaning back then, a dictatorship happened when the consul (president and general in one basically) needed to extend his term (normally 2 years) when Rome faced danger. this happened several times, the last when Julius Caesar became a dictator and never relinquished his power.

    it would be hard to find out how long exactly without doing extensive research of Roman history.

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