Posted by Marcus on January 08, 2001
In Reply to: Crossing the Rubicon? posted by Betty on January 08, 2001
: what is the meaning and derivation of this phrase?
: When Julius Gaius Ceasar headed out from Gaul in or about 40 BC to take over Rome, he exclaimed, "The die is cast!" You Latin scholars know what I mean. Crossing the Rubicon is crossing the point of no return. I might add he went on to an illustrious career.