Historical Events in 49 BC

  • Aug 24 BC Julius Caesar's general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.

Battle of InterestJulius Caesar Crosses the Rubicon

Jan 10 BC Julius Caesar defies the Roman Senate and crosses the Rubicon, uttering "alea iacta est" (the die is cast), signaling the start of civil war which would lead to his appointment as Roman dictator for life
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An illustration of Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon River into Italy, signalling the beginning of the civil war in Rome
An illustration of Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon River into Italy, signalling the beginning of the civil war in Rome