It was the year 49 a. C. when Julio César, after his triumph in Gaul, decided to cross the Rubicon river (limit between Italy and Gaul Cisalpin, and that under the Roman law no governor could cross to the front of its troops). Beyond personal ambition, Cesar's decision was due to an attempt to defend himself against the trap that his former allies, like his former allies, had prepared for him in the Senate. Pompey. This decision is considered as the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic, a regime that for four centuries had guided the destinies of the western world.
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