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Death Of Julius Caesar Location Discovered
2012-10-10 17:30:12

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Which death is preferable to every other?: “The unexpected.” This quote, attributed to Julius Caesar himself, turned out to be prophetic. His assassination on the Ides of March in 44 BC was truly an unexpected event for the most famous leader of the Roman empire. Antonio Monterroso, CSIC researcher from the Institute of History of the Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CCHS-CSIC), states: "We always knew that...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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