In the year 704 AUC, governor of Gaul Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon river in an open act of defiance against the Roman senate after they told him to forfeit his military power. They did this because of his enormous popularity with the Roman plebeians, seeing him as a threat.
As Caesar crossed the river, he said the famous words "Alea iacta est"; "The die is cast".
The bridge over the Rubicon.
The Rubicon without the bridge.
Caesar on his carriage.
An image of the front of his carriage.
"Julius Caesar Crosses the Rubicon, 49 BC," EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (2002)
Quoting StoveTop Creator
If my history memory serves me correctly... I believe his troops actually built that bridge 'on the spot'... sorta like a large LEGO project! So... very fitting that you should choose this! :)
That's neat! I recently learned of this topic in my Latin class.