Ides of March – On the footsteps of Julius Caesar

Posted on lug 26, 2012

Ides of March - On the footsteps of Julius Caesar
“Veni, Vidi, Vici ” – ” I Came, I Saw, I Conquered”
The dictator for life Caius Julius Caesar was stabbed on March 15th – 44 B.C.. The Ides of March in the Roman calendar. A day still celebrated by some people who leave flowers on the spot where the body of Caesar was cremated.
In our tour we’ll go through the moments preceding the murder and show what is left from the building where he died, the Senate House of the theatre of Pompeus. Why not in the Curia, the main seat of the Senate? Why the ruler of the Republic died without any guards protecting him? Along with the answers, the guide will give you an account of the riots following the death of Caesar. Moving to the funeral place you’ll see: the Temple dedicated to Goddess Fortune by a colleague of Caesar’s uncle, General Mario; the Temple of Nymphas (river-deities) restored by Caesar after a fire; the Forum (that is Public Square) made by Julius Caesar next to the Republican one, where he built up the Tribunal of the Hundred Men(Basilica Giulia) and transplanted the Senate Housethe Domus Publica (Regia), the house where Caesar lived as a Pontifex Maximus; the Sacred Way, where Caesar’s legionaires made fun of him during the triumphal march following the conquest of Gaul. We’ll end at the Temple of the Divine Caesar, erected by his adopted son Octavianus Augustus where Caesar’s pire was lit up as the official funeral was taking place.
Here we all will be wondering: was Shakespeare right?

Find out with me!