ancestor, Brutus the first consul, who expelled the Tarquins. Caesar received many warnings of what was going on, but disregarded them all with his usual indifference to danger. The deed was consummated in the senate-house on the Ides of March, B. C. 44. The great dictator was struck down by false friends and fell, pierced with wounds, at the foot of Pompey's statue. This dastardly act received the condemnation it deserved, and few have dared to defend it on the ground of patriotism. Those conc 60Forms the First Triumvirate.
58-49Proconsul in Gaul.
56Meeting of the Triumvirate at Luca.
50The Trouble with Pompey begins.
49Crosses the Rubicon. Civil War begun.
48The Battle of Pharsalia.
46The Battle of Thapsus.
Declared Dictator for ten years.
45The Battle of Munda. Appointed Imperator for life.
44The Conspiracy. Assassinated in the Senate House on the Ides of March.