Citazione del Giorno

“Alea iacta est.”

— Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus (63 BC – 14 AD) as he crossed the Rubicon in 49 B.C.  It means, “The die is cast.”  By crossing the river with his army — against Roman law — Caesar guaranteed a head-on confrontation with the overconfident Roman ruler Pompey.  Outnumbered, Caesar was presented with the choice:  win or die.  Thus the origin of the English word “Rubicon”:  a bounding or limiting line; especially one that when crossed commits a person irrevocably.


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