Sejanus smiled. “By whose authority have I been invested with this glorious command?”
“It is by Senatus Consultum Ultimum, an ultimate decree by the Senate. You will receive your draft of the law granting you emergency powers,” Sulla said.
“I wish to be appointed Protector of the City… I wish to be named Dictator,” Sejanus said flatly.
Sulla was aghast.
Marius dismissed Sejanus’ demand out of hand. “That is impossible. No one has been appointed Dictator in centuries, you are not a senator and the Senate will never agree to it.”
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