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Crossing the Rubicon?

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.