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."


froggy said...

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