THE FIVE-DAY INTERREGNUM IN THE ROMAN REPUBLIC

@article{Koptev2016THEFI,
  title={THE FIVE-DAY INTERREGNUM IN THE ROMAN REPUBLIC},
  author={Aleksandr Vladimirovich Koptev},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={2016},
  volume={66},
  pages={205 - 221}
}
  • A. Koptev
  • Published 1 May 2016
  • History
  • The Classical Quarterly
In the Roman Republic, in the case of the death of both consuls or a situation which made it impossible to proceed with the election of their successors, the Senate would decide to establish an interregnum. For that the senators chose several persons of patrician dignity from among their midst, and awarded them the auspices and the signs of magisterial power. The interreges had the task of preparing for the elections of new consuls and hold the electoral assembly. Although the interreges had… 
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