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GarySeven Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-04 07:27 PM
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61. Rubicon explained
Edited on Tue Jun-08-04 07:31 PM by GarySeven
Julius Caesar had been ordered by the Senate to give up control of his armies. Rather than give in to his enemies in Rome, Caesar decided he would use that army to invade Italy and seize control of the Capitol by force of arms. The barrier between Gaul (where he was -- i.e. France) and Italy was the Rubicon River. Caesar is said to have wrestled with himself before crossing the Rubicon, but when he made up his mind to cross the Rubicon, he set himself irretreiviably on the road to becoming dictator. Bushus Pontifex Maximus

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