Beware the Ides of March!

SAM_2392   On the Ides of March( March 15th) there was a dramatic reproduction of the assassination of Julius Caesar at one of the sites in the city.  It is actually the place that archaeologists have determined he actually was murdered.  It was all in Italian of course, but it was still really nice to watch.  There was a huge crowd there to watch even though it was pouring rain.  Below is a picture of Caesar and the senators having a chat before they kill him.   SAM_2417 Here is a gladiator and a merchant just chilling. SAM_2419   Caesar calling his wife to tell her he’ll be late for dinner….very late.     SAM_2421 Caesar wants to make sure everything is going to go smoothly, so he’s going over the plan again. SAM_2408   Here begin the action shots: SAM_2424 SAM_2426 SAM_2432 SAM_2435 SAM_2436 SAM_2437   And now Caesar is dead.  There was more after, including a speech by Marcus Antonius where he calls out the assassins and glorifies Caesar, but I could only understand a little of it.

2 thoughts on “Beware the Ides of March!”

    1. Yep. We walk past it every day. They held the re-enactment inside the archaeological site, even though it’s not the exact place, because it looked more ancient than the modern street 10 feet away.


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