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Happy Birthday Julius Caesar! Part I

The date is not absolutely certain, and the year is subject to slight question but… happy birthday from us, nonetheless!

2064 years ago today: Caesar crossed the Rubicon

On this day, the tenth of January in 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon and precipitated the final crisis of the Roman Republic. Tracing the roots of this momentous decision requires us to go back eleven years to 60 BC.