Where’s the FBI’s Rubicon?

Everyone knows that in January 49 BC. BC, Julius Caesar, about to lead part of his army across the Rubicon, said: “Alea iacta est”, “the die is cast”. Except that, according to Plutarch, what he really said was “Ἀνερρίφθω κύβος”, “let the dice be cast”, and he did not say it so much as he quoted it, since the already proverbial line comes by the Greek playwright Menander. Be that as it may, by making an army cross the river which separated Cis-Alpine Gaul from Italy proper, Caesar had committed treason.

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