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The Longest Year in Human History (46 B.C.E.)

The Longest Year in Human History (46 B.C.E.)

In the summer of the year 46 B.C.E., Julius Caesar returned to the city of Rome as a victorious general. All of his military opposition had been squashed, and all of his enemies, save for Labienus and a couple of Pompey’s sons, had either been killed or forced into submission. This precise moment, when Caesar …

The Assassination of Julius Caesar (The Ides of March, 44 B.C.E.)

The Assassination of Julius Caesar (The Ides of March, 44 B.C.E.)

The conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar began with a meeting between three men. Cassius Longinus, Marcus Brutus, and Decimus Brutus. Cassius, Brutus, and Decimus. Cassius was an experienced soldier and general. A decade earlier he fought the Parthians under Crassus. After Crassus’s humiliating defeat, Cassius rallied the survivors and successfully defended Syria against a Parthian …

Caesar as King? (45 to 44 B.C.E.)

Caesar as King? (45 to 44 B.C.E.)

Julius Caesar’s old friend Titus Labienus had been defeated. The Roman Civil War was officially over, and Spain had been pacified. After a few weeks of housekeeping, Caesar headed back to the capitol. On the road to Rome, he met up with Marc Antony, who at one time had served as Caesar’s political point-man. A …