Murder in the Senate Chamber!

Depiction of the murder of Caius Julius Caesar, March 15, 44 B.C.

Rome, March 15 – Caius Julius Caesar died today from multiple stab wounds mostly to his back. Despite the pleas of his wife, Calpurnia, not to go to the Senate today, Caesar proceeded on his own.

When Caesar arrived, Cillius Timber cornered Caesar and pled clemency for his exiled brother. Caesar knew something strange was happening when Cillius grabbed Caesar’s toga and wouldn’t let him loose.

At that point, Marcus Junius Brutus and a large group of senators rushed upon Caesar, drew knives, and stabbed him so many times that the purported dictator succumbed rapidly. Brutus fled the scene. Law enforcement authorities are searching for him.

Caesar’s friend, Marcus Antonius, praised his friend but had quite a wry smile on his face at the time. Marcus seems already to work closely with Caesar’s nephew, Gaius Octavius, and his friend Marcus Aemilius Lepidus.

The political leadership is gearing up for open warfare.

 

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