Why did the Roman Senate appoint Cincinnatus as dictator?
Cincinnatus is often held up as an example of civic duty and virtue. In his position, he could have held onto his great power and even tried to make it a permanent position. Instead, when he completed his duty he returned to his farm where his other duties laid.
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Roman law allowed for the appointment of a temporary dictator by the Senate in times of crisis. One of the best known examples of appointed dictators...
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fromChapter 3 / Lesson 5
The Roman Republic existed over 2,000 years ago and laid the way for the system of government where many people rule instead of a single person. Learn about the Republic's events and achievements in this lesson.