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.[1] His master of horse (magister equitum) was Sempronius Gracchus.[2][3] 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.

See also


  1. Matthew Dillon; Lynda Garland (28 October 2013). Ancient Rome: A Sourcebook. Routledge. pp. 210–. ISBN 978-1-136-76136-2.
  2. Liv. 22.57
  3. Jane Margaret Strickland (1854). Rome, Regal and Republican: A Family History of Rome. A. Hall. Virtue, & Company. pp. 322–.
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
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