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OnDaFence 31M/38M
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1/10/2019 10:01 am

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1/10/2019 9:02 pm

ālea iacta est



On this day the 10th January in 49 BC, Julius Caesar and his troops famously crossed the Rubicon, the river marking the boundary between the province of Cisalpine Gaul and Italy. Taking the 13th Legion over this forbidden frontier constituted an act of treason and triggered civil war in Rome. According to the historian Suetonius, Caesar uttered the famous phrase ālea iacta est (“the die is cast”).



I've seen the spot. From the paintings of Caesar you'd think he was crossing the mighty Mississippi... but no... IT A CREEK.. we have drainage ditches that are bigger.



The Roman bridge in the background was probably built by Augustus. Over the past centuries the bridge underwent various modifications and alterations.The latest reconstruction of the bridged started in the 1960s and was completed in 2005.



After crossing the Rubicon, Caesar advanced to Ariminum (modern-day Rimini), the first city outside his province. Tradition dictates that Ariminum’s forum was the scene for Julius Caesar’s famous speech to his soldiers when he uttered the words “alea jacta est”. In Rimini, a monument in Piazza Tre Martiri marks the place where Caesar allegedly addressed his troops.



So there's your quick history lesson for the day to mark the place and day 1970 ago where the "Die was Cast!"

OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/10/2019 10:03 am

Last night I was too tired to post this after getting caught up in the "Bobbitt" case.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/10/2019 10:07 am

Too important an anniversary to miss.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/10/2019 10:08 am

They didn't smiw or wade across... they jumped....


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/10/2019 10:09 am

A modern statue of Caesar stands next to the bridge. It is a copy of the statue placed by Benito Mussolini on the Via dei Fori Imperiali in Rome.


bychance4709 56M
1370 posts
1/10/2019 4:36 pm

ita fuisse praesens?


akl1234 59M  
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1/10/2019 5:45 pm

Brett absolutely love your blogs all of them
some better than others !!! But still enjoyed them!!!!


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/10/2019 5:58 pm

Hoc erat in MMVII


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/10/2019 6:04 pm

    Quoting akl1234:
    Brett absolutely love your blogs all of them
    some better than others !!! But still enjoyed them!!!!
I try to present a wide variety of topics not pigeonholing myself into a particular genera so that dropping by to read my blog when you stop in is like my Grandpa would turn on Paul Harvey while he ate his lunch.... entertainment, a news item, something good to eat, or a tidbit of knowledge you wouldn't get elsewhere.


bychance4709 56M
1370 posts
1/10/2019 6:55 pm

tempus aliud visita


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/10/2019 7:45 pm

Non hoc anno


bychance4709 56M
1370 posts
1/10/2019 8:39 pm

211 views to this excellent blog, and only --2-- of us bothered to comment??? WTF, hmpf. Pisses me off, you deserve better.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/10/2019 9:02 pm

    Quoting bychance4709:
    211 views to this excellent blog, and only --2-- of us bothered to comment??? WTF, hmpf. Pisses me off, you deserve better.
This spot I have seen for myself...I know but I can nothing by badgering my readers. We have drainage ditches here in Iowa that have more water than the Rubicon River.