Teckla Reign

Tue Jun 24 17:09:21 PDT 2003

On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at 11:03 PM, M J wrote:

> From: Chris Turkel <zizban at adelphia.net>
> Date:  Tue, 24 Jun 2003 19:41:25 -0400
>> On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at 07:42 PM, Timothy Nelson wrote:
>>> _Teckla_ does indeed mention a Teckla Republic. I was mostly
> wondering
>>> what
>>> people thought about the conditions at the time, and whether the
>>> "Emperor"
>>> would be elected. (After all, no matter how much political power
> the
>>> senate
>>> would have, the orb has to sit on somebody.)
>> Before Julius Caesar, the Roman Senate elected a consul as head of
>> state, usually two, to rule for a year. I imagine the Teckla have
>> something similliar.
> Er.
> _Always_ two consuls, except for Pompey the Great's year as the
> consul without a colleague, which was mostly to annoy the Boni.
> Julius Caesar himself was a consul twice, and Augustus was,
> technically, elected a consul, although no one would've been caught
> dead running _against_ him.

Oh thats right! I didn't pay attention to History in college. I thought 
after Caesar Augustus they did away with the consuls.
"Everybody generalizes from one example.  At least, I do."--Steven Brust