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1. The old Roman calendar was changed during the time of Julius Caesar, but prior to that, what was the significance of the Ides of March?
2. The Ides of March was an especially important occasion to the ancient Romans, as it was a feast day for which of the following deities?
3. Approximately two months before the Ides of March in 44 BC, Julius Caesar had been given a new title. What was it?
4. To whom was Caesar married on the Ides of March, 44 BC? She tried to convince him to stay home that day.
5. All schoolchildren learn that Brutus and Cassius were the ringleaders of the conspiracy against Julius Caesar. Who, however, created the diversion that allowed the others to attack?
6. Where did the stabbing of Julius Caesar take place?
7. According to the Roman historian Eutropius, how many times was Julius Caesar stabbed?
8. Many believed that the assassination of Julius Caesar was more than an outrage - it was also a sacrilege. Why?
9. As the result of Caesar's death on the Ides of March, Rome was plunged into a bitter civil war that would eventually end the Republic. Why was it surprising that Octavian would successfully become the first emperor?
10. The Second Triumvirate was formed in 43 BC in an attempt to consolidate the power between three warring factions in Rome. Octavian and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus were two of the triumvirs. Who was the third?
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