• Caesar at the Rubicon

    10 days ago - By Happy Catholic

    Caesar at the Rubicon by Wilhelm Trübner, 1880.
    How often any fond dog owner has seen this acted out! Certainly I have, most recently when the Christmas cookies were all on the sideboard and Jeeves, our male Boxer, had his eye out for opportunity! I have seen the phrase about crossing the Rubicon before but never really knew what it meant. There's a whole article on it at Wikipedia , of course! So for anyone else who wonders, now we know. Julius Caesar's crossing the Rubicon river on 10 January, 49 BCprecipitated the Roman Civil War, which ultimately led to Caesar's becoming dictator for...
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