Julius Caesar is probably ancient Rome’s most famous figure. A brilliant politician and general, his accomplishments and influence were so significant that other languages have words meaning “ruler” that derive from his name, such as “kaiser” in German and “czar” in Russian. Another lasting tribute: he’s even got his own month; Quintilis, the month in which Caesar was born, was renamed Julius (July) in his honor.
In Roman times, nipple piercing was a symbol of strength and loyalty to the army. Apparently, even Julius Caesar had one. He wasn’t the only one though; the centurions were also pierced as a symbol of their strength, virility and loyalty to the Roman Empire. It was also an emblem of union and solidarity among the soldiers of the army.
He never accepted the fact that he was partly bald, distressing excessively for the jokes of his detractors, and to hide the baldness, he sported a very respectable comb-over.
Because there is no doubt that Caesar had a long history of adultery, the politician Curio in a speech called him, “Husband of all wives, wife of every husband.”
PLAYBOY STATUS WITH CLEOPATRA
But he loved Cleopatra most of all, with whom he stayed at the banquet until sunrise, and on cruise ship, he traveled with her to Egypt. Afterwords, he brought her to Rome, and he sent her back to her homeland after having showered her with honours and splendid gifts, and allowing the child born of their union to bear his name.
It was believed, until recently, that Caesar was killed on the 15th of March, 44 BC, in the Curia in the Roman forum. Now, however, it is believed instead that he was a stabbed to death at the site of today’s Largo Argentina, not far from the Roman Forum. Almost none of his murderers stayed alive for more than three years after his death, and none died of ‘natural causes’. Some died in a shipwreck, others on the battlefield, and another committed suicide with the same dagger used in the murder of Caesar himself.
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