Marcus Junius Pera
Marcus Junius Pera was a Roman politician during the Second Punic War. He was a consul in 230 BC alongside Marcus Aemilius Barbula and a censor with Gaius Claudius Centho in 225 BC. He was appointed dictator in 216 BC, rei gerundae causa, for the purpose of repelling Hannibal's Carthaginian forces from Italy. His master of horse (magister equitum) was Sempronius Gracchus. In order to raise soldiers, he armed not only slaves, but also criminals. He was the only dictator to serve a term simultaneously with another dictator, M. Fabius Buteo, who was appointed later that year to deal with constitutional matters in Rome.
- Matthew Dillon; Lynda Garland (28 October 2013). Ancient Rome: A Sourcebook. Routledge. pp. 210–. ISBN 978-1-136-76136-2.
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- Jane Margaret Strickland (1854). Rome, Regal and Republican: A Family History of Rome. A. Hall. Virtue, & Company. pp. 322–.
Marcus Pomponius Matho and Gaius Papirius Maso
|Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Aemilius Barbula
Lucius Postumius Albinus and Gnaeus Fulvius Centumalus