Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I Have Spoken

In the Roman Republic of 500 B.C., the senate could appoint a supreme national commander for a limited time during periods of emergency. While in charge, his word was law. His title in Latin meant "I have spoken." The title was "dictator."

1 comments:

froggy said...

The Engineer occasionally sounds off and will say, 'if I was dictator...' and then *solve* whatever problem of the day.