Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Ides of March & the Assassination of Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar, dictator of the Roman Republic, was assassinated on the Ides of March (March 15), 44 B.C., by a group of senators including his close friend, Marcus Junius Brutus

Julius Caesar's body was cremated in a great fire that lasted all the night long.  His ashes are located in the temple of Caesar, on the east side of the main square of the Roman Forum.
Below is the commemorative plaque located beside Caesar's altar.

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