Teckla Reign

Tue Jun 24 18:00:52 PDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 08:09:21PM -0400, Chris Turkel wrote:

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

Yes, but that was the end of the Republic (well, in *my* book, anyway
(not that I've written any books)).  During the Republic, there were
always supposed to be two consuls.  Sometimes one died and for various
reasons was not replaced.  Pompey was a special case; I don't recall
how he pulled it off.