Marcus Junius Pera

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Marcus Junius Pera was a Roman politician during the Second Punic War. He was a consul in 230 BC 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. 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.

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Preceded by
Marcus Pomponius Matho and Gaius Papirius Maso
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Aemilius Barbula
230 BC
Succeeded by
Lucius Postumius Albinus and Gnaeus Fulvius Centumalus