Extreme conditions impose extreme measures: The Romans elect a Dictator after the battle of lake Thrasymene

On the news of the defeat reaching Rome the chiefs of the state were unable to conceal or soften down the facts, owing to the magnitude of the calamity, and were obliged to summon a meeting of the commons and announce it. Continue reading “Extreme conditions impose extreme measures: The Romans elect a Dictator after the battle of lake Thrasymene”

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